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ak@suse.de said:
> Sounds like a X Server bug. You should probably contact XFree86, not
> linux-kernel

I quote from the X devel list, which perhaps I shouldn't do but this is hardly
NDA'd stuff:

On Mon 20 Nov 2000, mvojkovich@valinux.com said:
> I have seen random crashes on dual P3 BX boards (Tyan) and dual Xeon
> GX boards (Intel). XFree86 core dumps indicate that it happens in
> random places, in old as dirt software rendering code that has nothing
> 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.

XFree86 3.9 and XFree86 4 were rock solid for a _long_ time on 2.[34]
kernels - even on my BP6¹. The random crashes started to happen when I
upgraded my distribution² - and are only seen by people using 2.4. So I
suspect that it's the combination of glibc and kernel which is triggering
it.

--
dwmw2

¹ And the BP6 still falls over less frequently than the dual P3 I use at
work.
² RH7. Don't start.


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