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SubjectRe: Signal 11
David Woodhouse <> said:


> 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, 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.

I get regular segfaults and random lockups trying to build CVS GCCs and
kernels since I updated RH 7 to glibc-2.2-5. P3, sr440bx mobo (UP),
2.2.18preX kernels; previously rock solid. Might be that the mains voltage
here tends to be out of whack, but I doubt it.
Horst von Brand
Casilla 9G, Vin~a del Mar, Chile +56 32 672616

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