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Re: Strange system behavior

On Mon, 20 Sep 2010, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

On Mon, 20 Sep 2010 13:21:24 -0700 (PDT) Paul Goyette
<> wrote:
(Resending without most of the original attachments, since that
seems to have exceeded a message-size limit!)

I have a new machine in my farm, and it is exhibiting some very
strange behavior.

Essentially, this machine does nothing more than ' release"
several times daily for port-amd64.  (See [1] for test results!)

About half of the time, the build fails due to some host utility
receiving a "segmentation fault", and almost always it fails on the
exact same command and at the exact same place in the build!  But
re-running the failed command interactively succeeds without any

I'm betting you have bad memory. Try running memtest86 for a couple
of days on the box and see what happens.

Memory was my first suspicion. I started with 2x2GB of Kingston. Then I added 2x2GB of Corsair memory for a total of 8GB. The problem stayed, so I removed the original Kingston memory leaving only the 2x2G Corsair. Doesn't seem to make any difference - all three result in the same failure symptom.

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