6.1 current instabilty on Sun Ultra 40's

stan stanb at panix.com
Thu Aug 31 11:34:15 UTC 2006

On Thu, Aug 31, 2006 at 02:44:28PM +1000, Norberto Meijome wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Aug 2006 00:01:07 -0400
> stan <stanb at panix.com> wrote:
> > On that disk is a world, built from last weekends cvsup. I was able
> > to reproduce it's instability to build a generic kernel. It fails with
> > a signal (I believe) 11,
> fair enough :) 
> btw, from past experience, sig_fault 11 usually points to faulty hardware
> (usually RAM...) - haven't found them much on BSD, but i'd get them all the
> time when using lesser hardware on linux (building kernel was a standard way to
> test the hardware back then).... but since you've ruled out hardware... i dont
> know what else :)
I agree, that's one of the reasons it took me so long to decide to shut the
production machine down to verify whether it _was_ hardware or not. I was
extermely disapointed when I was able to reproduce the problem on known
good hardware, as the unit i'm trying to put FreeBSD on is still under

I don't really know how to go about creating a reproducable enough problem
that is simple enough to submit a bug report, so I supose my only option is
to find another use for this machine. too bad, beacuse I can easily buy
yese machines, which isn't always the case in a corporate environment.

Unix is very simple, but it takes a genius to understand the simplicity.
(Dennis Ritchie)

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