Subject: Re: i386 1.4Q hangs nonrandomly?
To: maximum entropy <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/25/2000 13:15:52
maximum entropy wrote:
> >Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 12:23:59 -0500
> >From: Mason Loring Bliss <>
> >
> >In the past couple days I've also seen some stuff like, for instance, gcc
> >dying with a "signal 10." I haven't seen this very recently, though - I
> >believe I'm running a new kernel since the last time I saw this.

> Is it possible that this heavier use of the math coprocessor is
> tickling a latent kernel bug?
> I nuked /etc/ on my system, and it seems healthy.  But with
> this sort of nondeterministic lossage it's really hard to say, as the
> system could go berzerk 2.3 seconds after I send this message...

Note that e.g. egcs/gcc doesn't use libm at all. Perhaps it's bug in only .... I use libm compiled with USE_I387 on and I haven't
noticed any problems so far, FWIW.