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Re: capt segfaults

on Sat, Nov 18, 2000 at 12:32:36PM +0100, Johannes Zellner (johannes@zellner.org) wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 17, 2000 at 02:46:28PM -0700, John Galt wrote:
> > 
> > Sig11's are often diagnostic of memory errors. Look at   

> > http://www.bitwizard.nl/sig11/  It could be a real problem
> > in capt, but if it's seemingly random and/or unreproducable, look into the
> > possibility that the error is in hardware.  If it's not random and it's
> > reproducable, file a bug.
> this is the problem: it's random. I don't believe it's a hardware
> problem: This computer runs stable for 1+1/2 years now with heavy
> load of numerical calculations. There was never a SEGV which could
> not be explained by a program error.

Numerically intensive operations may not tax the system in the same way
that capt does.  Debian's package management system is memory 
intensive -- the (extensive) package list is loaded into memory.  You
might not be twiddling these addresses in the normal course of events.

I'd suggest running a  memory tester:

   $ apt-get install sysutils
   $ man memtest


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