Kernel Compilation...

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Mon Jan 2 10:41:40 PST 2006

On Mon, Jan 02, 2006 at 04:15:48PM +0000, Crispy Beef wrote:
> Hi All,
> Just joined this list.  The last time I used FreeBSD was with 4.6-RELEASE, 
> so a while ago now.  I have just installed 6.0-RELEASE on my old laptop and 
> have been configuring the system, am onto the kernel at the moment, have 
> followed the traditional method in the FreeBSD handbook.  All works fine 
> (make depends) until I do 'make' then I get a compilation error as follows:
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> /usr/src/sys/modules/ata/atapci/../../../dev/ata/ata-chipset.c:617:
> internal compiler error: Segmentation fault: 11
> Please submit a full bug report,
> with preprocessed source if appropriate.

Internal compiler errors usually indicate faulty memory. If you rerun
your compilation and it fails in the same spot, then it could be
software. If the compilations fails in a different area, you've
probably got faulty hardward.
Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
                                          "Opportunity does not knock,
       it presents itself when you beat down the door" - W.E. Channing

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