2^n (was: weird g++ behavior)
hi Elizabeth, hi list,
first of all, thanks for your suggestions, Elizabeth --
a 'crashme.sh' script was in fact very helpful...
turns out, the machine (same procedure on another box
ran fine) crashed g++ only with my 256MB ram-bar in slot-0
and my 512MB bar in slot-1 ... go figure. each bar alone:
kosher. also, things appear fine when the 512MB
bar precedes its less capacitous cousin. argh.
i can definitely live with this, but can anyone explain
to me why this must be so? (mainboard/bios bug is my
personal guess, but i'm truly stumped...) did some
goofball go and assume that everyone on the planet has
2^n bytes of ram?or is it just a swing-a-dead-chicken-
invoking-eldritch-and-mystic-powers sort of thing?
argh, peace, love, and marmosets,
ps - another odd diagnostic (for the record): from the old
suse# chroot /debian crashme.sh
also produced the errors... whereas SuSE itself never
had any problems with the compilation that weren't my