Make segfaults during RELENG_5_3 buildworld

Jose F Nieves nieves at
Sun Nov 14 06:53:12 GMT 2004

I had a similar problem (with both gcc and make) trying to
conmpile a kernel on a Tyan Thunder K8W S2885ANRF
(2 opterons and 2 Gb ram). In my case I had to tweak some settings
in the BIOS related to the HT speed. If you run "memtest" and you get
errors then it is a memory problem of some kind probably, and if the memory
itself is not bad, then some setting in the BIOS may do the trick.

- jose

> Hey
> I made a clean FreeBSD 5.3 install on a dual amd64 system, which fails to
> run a complete buildworld.  To be more specific it's a Dell PowerEdge
> 1850, so it's actually the Intel clone chips, but I don't think that
> should matter much in this context.
> When I run buildworld it always fails at the same place with a
> segfault in make:
> =3D=3D=3D> gnu/usr.bin/groff/doc
> makeinfo --no-split -I /usr/src/gnu/usr.bin/groff/doc -I /usr/src/gnu/usr.b=
> in/groff/doc/../../../../contrib/groff/doc /usr/src/gnu/usr.bin/groff/doc/.=
> =2E/../../../contrib/groff/doc/groff.texinfo  -o
> gzip -cn >
> =3D=3D=3D> gnu/usr.bin/groff/font
> =3D=3D=3D> gnu/usr.bin/groff/font/devX100
> Segmentation fault (core dumped)
> *** Error code 139
> Running gdb on the corefile does not seem to produce anything useful
> (just "garbage").
> I don't have any CFLAGS or similar in make.conf, so that should not be
> the problem.
> Does anybody have any clue on what's going on here?
> --=20
> Simon L. Nielsen
> FreeBSD Documentation Team
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