Subject: Re: Current kernel (NetBSD/Mac -current)
To: Paul R. Goyette <>
From: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/08/1995 12:17:01
>1) I seem to get a lot of seemingly random program aborts.  When I use 
>gdb to look at the .core file, it always says that the program exitted 
>with a "bus error".  It happens quite a bit with ls especially, and it 
>even happened to routed during my last boot.  But immediately reexecuting 
>the same command almost always works.  This makes it "feel" like maybe 
>the program tried to do some I/O, and then forgot to wait for the I/O to 

Also sounds like it could be hardware going bad.  Assuming this is
hardware that has worked fine in the past, maybe you have a memory
chip dying, or the fan/heat sink worked loose on your CPU, or....

  Michael L. VanLoon                       
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