The machine froze twice yesterday evening while watching DVB-S2 with kaffeine (1.2.2, 4.14.38).
Afterwards I tried a zypper dup, now it want’s to install 3513 updates, the download of each update takes an eternity, I see something like “1kb/s”. We have now 10 updates downloaded in about 10 min, so it will take some days to download them.
What’s going on here, the machine was doing fine some days ago and I havn’t changed a thing in the meantime (I’m the only root on this one)…
Manythanks for replying! Will try updating later again…
Anything else I can do to increase the wellness of the SSD? I did (just for fun) another fstrim yesterday evening on /home and again it was something like 72 GB coming back as “trimmed”… Is that normal?
Sorry, me be back, the nightmare is not over. I could install the 3000something updates successfully in the meantime, but while on kaffeine watching some DVB-S2 channel the system froze again, and on console 2 I saw that the file system is read-only again:
It appears your repos may be configured with keeppackages enabled, running you out of space with these repeated zypper dups of all installed packages. If keeppackages is enabled, try ‘zypper clean’, then checking freespace. If freespace grew significantly, try disabling keeppackages to avoid this problem repeating.
…used space was reduced from 82% to 81% by “zypper clean”. Not really significant I guess…
Another complete system freeze with file system read-only (after 1-2 h of kaffeine DVB-S2 streaming). Subsequently two times I could not log in as the user to GUI after rebooting. After third reboot (and successful login as user to CLI) I managed to get the GUI back. But this is not sustainable, will have to replace the SSD and see if this helps. If there are no other ideas.
PS: @gogal all EXT4 here…
Disk /dev/sda: 111.8 GiB, 120034123776 bytes, 234441648 sectors
Disk model: INTEL SSDSC2BW12
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x90909090
Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
/dev/sda1 2048 4208639 4206592 2G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda2 * 4208640 46153727 41945088 20G 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 46153728 234440703 188286976 89.8G 83 Linux
Took out the SSD and ran an extended SMART test. Came back without errors. Temp according to SMART was never above 39°C, which is plausible in the case/location of this Dell Precision T7500.
I changed the whole RAM.
I downloaded the current TW netinstaller 3 times and burned to two different USB-sticks. But trying to install to a new SSD (Intel 535 120 GB, as the old one) with /home copied over from the old SSD, I never came beyond the first few steps before the system froze.
I ran an extended built-in hardware test on the workstation, without finding any errors.
I booted on the very same machine my TW installed on an USB-stick (updated this morning), which is doing fine, as I write this post on this machine now.