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Here is where I put information about the crashes I had to deal with on my Linux machine.

Daily crash

I've been running Suse 10.0 for months and seldom I had to reboot. I was very happy with my up-time. But in the early days of September 2006 my machine started crashing daily at around 10:00 in the morning.

I tried a few things but I could not find out by myself what it was so I had my friend Frank from Sharpmind to look at it. I think it took him less than an hour, actually, once he was logged in into my machine, it took him less than 30 minutes to fix it.

We ran the daily cron jobs by doing something like that:
for f in /etc/cron.daily/*; do echo $f; $f; done

It turned out that suse.de-updatedb crashed the machine. After rebooting the machine we identified the faulty package by doing:
rpm -q --whatprovides /etc/cron.daily/suse.de-updatedb

It turns out that suse.de-updatedb is part of findutils-locate-4.2.23-5. Now we can see what's in that package by doing:
rpm -ql findutils-locate-4.2.23-5

Check that no one requires that package:
rpm -q --whatrequires findutils-locate

Then remove the faulty package since we can live without it:
rpm -e findutils-locate