On Mon, Jun 25, 2007 at 03:19:22AM +0000, Prismatic Plasma wrote:
I've had this problem for a while, and I can't seem to solve or even
fully diagnose what's wrong. The 2 most common symptoms are:
1) random segmentation faults during compiling. It's most apparent (and
annoying) during long compiles. There's sometimes an assembler message
instead, complaining about unknown variables or junk at end of line. In
the error message it's often apparent that something got corrupted by one
character. The file is usually a header and it isn't corrupted on disk.
2) occasionally the system goes wild and thrashing, sucking up nearly all
cpu. Sometimes it causes the machine to lock up, but usually I can kill
the process that triggered the problem and everything settles down after
10 seconds or so. If I restart the process, sometimes everything's okay,
sometimes it goes wild again.
Is this a familiar problem? Is it the mobo or ram? Or is it a software
issue messing up virtual memory? My bios is updated, and I've tried
several kernels in the 2.6 line, including a couple of custom compiles.
The problem exists even in single-user mode, so it doesn't have anything
to do with the windowing system. I'm currently using kernel 2.6.21, etch
amd-64, ext3 fs, and sata disk (WD Cavalier, I think).