Make -- Illegal instruction - core dumpedI've been trying to

Bill Moran wmoran at
Fri Jun 13 15:34:59 PDT 2003

Jack L. Stone wrote:
> I've been trying to update, via sources, an older server (586 CPU) that's
> running a real sparse 4.5-RELEASE, but each time I use:
> # make 'target' I get the following error.
> Illegal instruction - core dumped
> It's got me stopped in my tracks. Any tips for a fix appreciated....

Sounds like buggy hardware.  Does it always fail at the same place?  If not,
it's probably bad RAM or a failing or overheating processor.  Try out some
tools like memtest86 or cpuburn to try to narrow it down.

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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