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Re: applications bugs

Dennis Boone wrote:
 > Same problem on Ultra10 and blade 100, not gnome but xfce. Both
 > epihany and arora crash with BUS error - but URL dependent.

SPARC is particular about operand alignment.  Getting it wrong causes
a bus error.  This could be caused by a compiler bug, or by ill
advised forms of hand coded memory access.  I've had the problem with
other applications.

Same here, and in some cases the problems are severe enough to take the entire machine down which suggests lingering kernel (probably framebuffer) bugs.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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