Subject: Re: Instability on Alpha?
To: None <>
From: Ross Harvey <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/05/1999 15:49:29
You have a HW problem. (Check your RAM, your cpu cooler fan,'s
odd that you aren't getting ECC machine checks ... you might try underclocking
your CPU as a test.)

> From: (Peter Seebach)
> So... I have a PC164.  I get a lot of crashes.  Most of them are not
> repeatable, and most of them are one of install-info, cc1, or as dumping
> core.
> Any likely things to look at?  Cooling?  For what it's worth, the air coming
> out of the case fan is pretty much at the same temperature as all the rest
> of the air around here (~70F).
> I've experimented with -mcpu=21164 and -mcpu=21164a.  Doesn't seem to matter.
> I can't tell which of these I "really" have.  (How would I tell?  Do they
> show up differently in dmesg?)
> Weirdly, these aren't quite random.  e.g., if I go to /usr/src/gnu/usr.bin
> and make cleandir, it works, and if I run a make, it dumps trying to build
>  If I run make again, it makes without trouble.