Kernel: e1000e 0000:02:00.0: eth0: Error reading PHY register

In recent CentOS version 6.3 is an unresolved bug, which causes the network card to freeze the server. Following message appears in /var/log/messages kernel To work around the problem you will need to turn off Active-State Power Management (ASPM) (Feature that saves power in the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI Express or PCIe) subsystem by […]

Magic SysRq key

The “magic SysRq key” provides a way to send commands directly to the kernel through the /proc filesystem. It is enabled via a kernel compile time option, CONFIG_MAGIC_SYSRQ, which seems to be standard on most distributions. First you must activate the magic SysRq option: echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq When you are ready to reboot the […]