Subject: Re: After newlock2 merge: Different pthread behavior for
To: None <M.Drochner@fz-juelich.de>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 03/23/2007 15:35:16
On Fri, 23 Mar 2007 20:12:52 +0100
Matthias Drochner <M.Drochner@fz-juelich.de> wrote:
> While you are at that...
> I'm experiencing random segfaults of user programs. Not often,
> but it happens. This is a "make" mostly, sometimes a shell
> running non-interactively. Sometimes a part of the xfce4
> desktop dies. Randomly, as said - not reproducible.
> This does never happen if I keep the CPUs (this is a dual-core
> i386) under load (what I usually do, running setiathome).
> So something near the idle-loop?
My first reaction when I hear of random segfaults, especially during
compilation, is to say "run memtest+".
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb