Subject: Re: random core dumps when compiling...
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Ernst J. du Toit <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/13/1995 11:14:42

Mark Steven Tamola wrote:
> dear all,
> i have been having this problem ever since i upgraded to current, and i 
> haven't the slightest idea why.  for some reason, whenever i try to 
> compile something on my netbsd-current/i386 as of may 5, '95, i get 
> random error code 139's and sig 11's every time.  it also happens when 
> there is a large amount of disk activity.  for example, whenever i try to 
> rebuild my whole system from source, i continually have to keep typing 
> "make" amidst all the sig 11's, until the compilation is finally done.  
> it is quite annoying at best.
> i attribute this to my cyrix processor.  i have tried turning the 
> internal cache off, but i still get the core dumps.  under 
> netbsd-1.0/i386, the random core dumps would only happen if i had the 
> DUMMY_NOPS option in the kernel, but under -current, i now get the core 
> dumps all the time.
> has anyone out there with a cyrix processor had the same problems?  i 
> don't want to move back to -1.0 as i really enjoy the new stuff in 
> -current.  can anyone sympathize with me?  am i forced to fork out the 
> dough to by a new motherboard?
> thanks for any help or suggestions for my problems.
> sincerely,
> -m

I know this might seem strange, but try and flip the jumper on your board
to tell it you have an INTEL (or INTEL/AMD) processor... my girlfriend's
box with NetBSD-current on it got so stable I could build a kernel without
sitting infront of the box all the time. Her box is still running the SAME
kernel and binaries I put on BEFORE trying to build a kernel (I've got the
kernel with the CYRIX_CACHE_WORKS and CYRIX_CACHE_REALLY_WORKS lines take
OUT of the config on standby now incase the box acts up - but so far

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