(i386) 5.3-BETA3 very unstable userland.

Scott Long scottl at samsco.org
Thu Sep 16 07:21:04 PDT 2004

Klaus Robert Suetterlin wrote:
> I hope this is not too old news for all of You.  I tried 5.3-BETA3
> on a PIII-700.  There are times all my userland stuff crashes (signal
> 11 -> coredump) on invocation.
> That means for some time the system seems to run nice and stable.
> Then 50 invocations of sh (in make) or getty or similar fast
> respawning things just crash.  If this happens too often (I can't
> give numbers!) all programs crash when executed.  This ends in the
> whole system beeing unable to shutdown because it can't start any
> new processes.  All running processes seem to continue working just
> fine.
> It can also happen, that after waiting some time this effectr goes
> away and the system again seems to work stable.
> Regards, Robert S.

This problem was fixed in BETA4


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