Subject: Strange problem...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Rafal Boni <email@example.com>
Date: 11/30/1994 21:35:58
I just saw the strangest thing happen on my machine, and would like some
input on where to look for this beast....
Here's the scenario:
I'm building the Motif demos [although this problem has *nothing* to
do with Motif], and all of a sudden gcc dies, complaining of an
unbalanced #endif and unterminated #if...
The file in question [as well as surrounding files included] are OK!
So, I decide to copy over the header file in question just in case.
Run the command by hand.... It now works!
Now I'm curious, so I start playing around.
Here's what I did and results:
Re-install the header file from source.
Run gcc by hand [All OK]
Run gcc by hand again [Breaks]
Re-install header file.
Run make [which updates one other .o file
before the one that causes the
Run make file-cuaseing-problem.o [OK!!!!]
Run gcc by hand. [Breaks]
I tried flushing the buffer cache, lest something icky was getting
stuck there, [by doing the cat /*bin/* > /dev/null thing] in between
steps as well... Didn't seem to help.
This *does* look similar to the strange problems caused by read/write
errors being present in the swap partition, but last that happened, I
got lots of kernel messages to that effect.... Nothing in the logs this
Any clues appreciated,