Processes dying with signal 11

Bruce Cran bruce at
Fri Jun 19 20:21:25 UTC 2009

On Fri, 19 Jun 2009 15:35:09 -0400
Glen Barber <glen.j.barber at> wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 3:21 PM, Glen Barber<glen.j.barber at>
> wrote:
> > I would suspect hardware.  Most probably RAM than anything else
> > initially.  Can you run memtest86+?
> >
> Also, for what it's worth, I had this similar scenario a few years
> ago.  After numerous hardware replacements (RAM, motherboard, etc,
> etc) it turned out to the the CPU that was the problem.
> It was bad enough that I couldn't even do a 'portsnap fetch' because
> the checksum would be incorrectly calculated.

Unfortunately memtest86+ runs on x86 hardware and this is a
PowerPC iBook.  Being Apple hardware there's not much swapping of
hardware I can do - I'll run a few more tests but I guess it's probably
time to chuck it away.


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