Nov 17 05:56:07 www kernel: Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 81a40369
Nov 17 05:56:07 www kernel: current->tss.cr3 = 02ef9000, %%cr3 = 02ef9000
Nov 17 05:56:07 www kernel: *pde = 00000000
Nov 17 05:56:07 www kernel: Oops: 0000
Nov 17 05:56:07 www kernel: CPU: 0
Nov 17 05:56:07 www kernel: EIP: 0010:[find_inode+26/56]
Nov 17 05:56:07 www kernel: EFLAGS: 00010297
Nov 17 05:56:07 www kernel: eax: 81a4030! ebx: 00000006 ecx: c02682c8 edx: 81a40301
Nov 17 05:56:07 www kernel: esi: c9fdda00 edi: 00000006 ebp: c9fdda00 esp: c6fe1ecc
The hosting folks (after I finally got ahold of them on Monday, @ 9:15am) mentioned that the cooling fan in the CPU unit wasn't working, so my best guess is that the computer overheated.
Since then, I have got the database server re-installed, re-loaded with backup data, got the Web serverS going (with SSL, mod_perl and PHP - which is interesting when you're dealing with a Cobalt RaQ), installing the required Perl modules, and so on. I was also lucky enough to get our old SSL certificates back, so we don't have to regenerate (& thus, pay for) them!
So I'm slowly getting out of shock mode and will soon get back on track with regular development. Thanksgiving break is coming up and I am thankful I won't be stuck here @ the office still trying to get things up & going (though there are still a few minor bugs to work out, I'm sure). I'm also going to use the break time to sleep and think out redundancy/backup solutions. Cobalt does have a built-in backup system, but we weren't using it at the time (had a homegrown solution). If this happens in the future, a restore would be a piece of cake. Also gotta think about a redundancy program, where we could have a backup server that could be brought to the frontline if something ever goes wrong again.
I'm also going to have to have a talk with someone in management over at our hosting about SLA's and procedures. Vastnet's support e-mail address was forwarded to some guy that was on vacation, of all things.
I hope everyone has a great vacation, for you Americans out there!