Re: 2.2.{9,10} strangeness (random SEGV/ILL in kernel compilation)

Craig P Prescott (
Tue, 22 Jun 1999 11:55:32 -0400

On Tue, 22 Jun 1999, Christopher C Chimelis wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Jun 1999, Alexander V. Lukyanov wrote:
> > pc164/433Mhz. The random faults occur only while compiling kernel.
> > They occur only with 2.2.9/10 (maybe 2.2.8 too, but I have not ever
> > compiled it), and not with 2.2.7. This is reliable - two and more
> > faults per kernel compile.
> I had the same results on a Debian system (potato) with 2.2.10 on my SX.
> It would randomly segfault during kernel and egcs compiles (I have run
> ALOT of larger compiles lately of egcs with random segfaults). Reverting
> back to earlier kernels worked fine, though, so I stuck with one of the
> earlier ones and avoid 2.2.9/10 until things work out a bit more...

Same problem on my SX with 2.2.9 and RH6.0. I boot from SRM, so I
guess it can't be MILO. Didn't see it with 2.2.5 (though I didn't use
it for long on the SX). egcs-1.1.2 from RedHat. Yup, about 2 or 3
faults per kernel compile.