Everything randomly generates .core files
cswiger at mac.com
Fri Nov 12 18:26:32 GMT 2004
Eric Schuele wrote:
> I'm having some difficulties with 5.3-RELEASE. I have made a fresh
> install from the iso image I downloaded. Formatted the entire drive,
> just to make sure it was clean. I have installed everything of interest
> via the ports tree. But many things seem to fail randomly. I can use
> xfe for a while, then blip its gone. pptpclient is the same. Fluxbox
> generates .core files as well... but its never shutdown on me. xprop
> has generated a few too. Doesn't seem to be any one app.
This certainly sounds like a hardware issue like overheating or RAM going bad.
Try running www.memtest.org overnight and see whether it finds anything.
> I was previously using 5.3-BETA7 and did not have these problems. The
> only thing I did different this time was to make things from the ports
> tree instead of pkg_add everything.
There shouldn't be a difference between the two, unless you've set up unusual
compiler flags. Check the messages under /var/log, are you seeing SIGILLs
(signal #4), or SIGSEGVs (#11)? If you are seeing signal 4's, and you
compiled with -march=XXX, where XXX is not appropriate for your CPU, well,
don't do that. :-)
> (Sorry if this message is not wrapped at 72 char... thunderbird is
> wrapping it in the gui... but not in the message!?!?)
It was fine, although the consideration is appreciated. Your MUA is creating
Content-type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset=us-ascii
...which contains text properly wrapped for the 80-column crowd.
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