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SubjectRe: Kernel Compile in tmpfs crumples in 2.4.12 w/epoll patch
On Thu, 18 Oct 2001, David E. Weekly wrote:

> Hey all,
> I was trying to speed up kernel compiles experimentally by moving the source
> tree into tmpfs and compiling there. It seemed to work okay and crunched
> through the dep phase and most of the main build phase just fine, but then
> it hit a file, got an internal segfault, and stopped. I tried again -- this
> time make itself segfaulted. Three more times of make segfaulting -- a
> strace on make didn't reveal what was failing. Then strace started
> segfaulting. Eventually "ls" segfaulted and the machine needed to be
> manually rebooted. Ouch!
> I ran the full memtest86 suite on the machine, and it passed with flying
> colors. So the memory proper is okay.
> I come to one of two conclusions: this is a wierd problem with my north
> bridge, or there's something funky going on with tmpfs.
> Is tmpfs stable?

Or, is /dev/epoll stable ? :)
I'm running it both on UP and 2 way SMP w/o problems from July.
Just try w/o /dev/epoll

- Davide

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