Alpha is seriously broken

Ruslan Ermilov ru at
Fri Aug 20 03:18:21 PDT 2004

Hi all,

This is a JFYI that recent Alphas (I don't know if it's a
kernel or libc) are seriously broken.

Wilko brought an issue in my face that a make(1) binary
on his "a couple days ago" development box is dumping a
core.  I logged in to only to find out
the same, and also that cc(1) is dumping core as well
when I try to compile a dummy source file:

$ uname -a
FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT #462: Tue Aug 17 17:41:15 UTC 2004     kensmith at  alpha
$ cat a.c
void dummy(void) {}
$ cc -o a.o a.c
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
$ make a.o
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

I'd call beast and Wilko's DS10 dead machines now.  :-(

Maybe this is related to the TLS work, I don't know...
Maybe this has been fixed already, but these machines
don't have a chance to upgrade nicely.

Ruslan Ermilov
ru at
FreeBSD committer
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