During these periods ssh is completely unable to connect to the machine...I do log ps -eaf and free, although I think those have been written over since this most recent crash. The free command shows that most of the memory is used, however according to some google searches this is because at boot the kernel "takes" the memor and allocates it as necessary...ps didn't show me anything...I've checked all /var/log files and nothing jumps out there either.
On Wed, 11 May 2005, Arthur A. Person wrote:
Have you tried logging onto the system from another machine via ssh or
telnet during these periods? If so, is it sticky from there too? I'm
wondering if something could be hanging up your X server. Also, are there
any hints in /var/log/messages* or /var/log/boot.log*? Nothing jumps out
at me in your top log. You might try logging "ps -eaf" and "free" to get
an idea about memory usage and all processes listed on the system.