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Re: Strange system behavior
On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 14:47:54 -0400 Steven Bellovin
> On Sep 26, 2010, at 2:25 24PM, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> > On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 11:19:07 -0700 (PDT) Paul Goyette
> > <paul%whooppee.com@localhost> wrote:
> >> Yes - way back at the beginning - almost two weeks ago. Ran for
> >> more than 10 complete passes, with zero errors.
> > I don't know how many passes 10 is, but I have found some hardware
> > that won't flake out until it has been running memtest for 20 or
> > 30 hours.
> >>> 2) I have a machine that consistently fails while building
> >>> NetBSD under NetBSD. It does fine at building NetBSD when
> >>> running Linux. I tried reporting the apparent concurrency bugs
> >>> a long time ago, but was largely ignored. If (and only if) you
> >>> run memtest86 for a day and it passes, try cross-building
> >>> NetBSD on the box under Linux and see if it works.
> >> Yuck. You mean I gotta figure out how to install, set-up, and
> >> boot Linux? Ouch!
> >> :)
> > I hate to say it, but that's pretty much trivial these days. Take
> > Ubuntu CD or thumb drive install, put in, answer three or four
> > questions, done.
> > From there you just have to unpack the NetBSD sources and tell it
> > to cross build. The one issue is you'll need to install things
> > like gcc and gmake, but that's pretty easy (there's a GUI).
> The hard part is figuring out all the myriad pieces you need. I
> speak from experience here...
If you mean what packages you want, "apt-get install build-essential"
pretty much does it. if it fails from there, what's missing will be
Perry E. Metzger perry%piermont.com@localhost
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