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Re: Segfault compiling kernels

On Fri, 2001-12-28 at 18:01, Michel Lanners wrote:

> > What kernel are you running?
> Either 2.2.19 (Debian install kernel) or 2.2.18-presomething (LinuxPPC 2000 Q4 install kernel).

I assume those should be solid, or there would be more reports of this

> > Spurious segfaults can only really be caused by libc, the kernel or
> > hardware, or am I missing something?
> I don't know if you can call these 'spurious', since they _always_ happen on kernel compile,

Always in the same place?

> but (so far) on nothing else. I think memory has been exercised enough during install and
> during first tests (running Mozilla and konqueror at the same time under Gnome ;-). It would
> really be a very bad coincidence to always hit that bad memory block on kernel compile.

Those things happen, you know. ;)

> Which leaves libc: but why doesn't anything else that uses libc segfault then?

Yes, I haven't experienced libc related crashes in a looong time.

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member   /  CS student, Free Software enthusiast

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