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I just applied the said patch and will report my results. Note that I have
never been able to reliably, on-demand reproduce this so give me a few days
to see what happens.

--Rainer


-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Cox [mailto:alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk]
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2000 11:07 PM
To: David Woodhouse
Cc: Andi Kleen; Rainer Mager; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; Mark Vojkovich
Subject: Re: Signal 11


> > wrong with it. I've only seen this under 2.3.x/2.4 SMP kernels. I
> > would say that this is definitely a kernel problem.=20
>
> XFree86 3.9 and XFree86 4 were rock solid for a _long_ time on 2.[34]
> kernels - even on my BP6=B9. The random crashes started to happen when =
> I
> upgraded my distribution=B2 - and are only seen by people using 2.4. So=
> I
> suspect that it's the combination of glibc and kernel which is triggeri=
> ng
> it.

Have any of the folks seeing it checked if Ben LaHaise's fixes for the page
table updating race help ?

Alan

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