Subject: Re: Instability on Alpha?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ross Harvey <email@example.com>
Date: 08/10/1999 10:42:38
> From: Thor Lancelot Simon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Instability on Alpha?
> On Thu, Aug 05, 1999 at 03:49:29PM -0700, Ross Harvey wrote:
> > > From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Peter Seebach)
> > > [ instability ]
> > You have a HW problem. (Check your RAM, your cpu cooler fan, etc...it's
> > odd that you aren't getting ECC machine checks ... you might try
> > underclocking your CPU as a test.)
> Actually, check your power supply, too. Aren't you using a 230W or 250W
> supply? That's probably borderline for this board with 8 pieces of RAM and
> some peripherals.
For the record, I was wrong about that. It's a somewhat interesting
story. As I communicated to Peter privately, it turned out to be
2. A vaguely security-related issue, see SA1999-011, at:
(Or just read it on bugtraq. :-)
If you updated to -current last week and have the profil(2)-enabled
gmon.out-happy make(1) that escaped for 24 hours that week: update
and recompile it or install the kernel patch in the advisory.