Subject: Re: Problems with PC164SX and -current
To: Ken Wellsch <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 01/29/2000 17:38:57
On Sat, 29 Jan 2000 16:16:18 -0500 (EST) 
 Ken Wellsch <> wrote:

 > The last time I was able to "successfully" build -current on my PC164SX
 > was Dec 25th. Since then, when starting with a freshly built kernel (and
 > current -current) my "make build" tends to die.  Earlier in January it
 > would fail with the huge clean in libc (massive argv list) - ending with
 > a signal 11 death. So I'd simply return to my old kernel and wait til
 > I was home again to try with a newer -current.  With a fresh sup from
 > Friday (Jan 28) I see the following:  with a new GENERIC kernel, as soon
 > as the new shared libc is installed, the next command faults with signal
 > 11.  Lots of commands do (I suspect those relying on shared libc).  I
 > happened to have an old system image circa last September, and when I
 > drop in place, replacing the link to the current 12.54,
 > everything appears to work again. What the heck have I done wrong here? 
 > Did I miss rebuilding some part that has left me in a dead-end state? 
 > Thanks for any suggestions!  -- Ken

I noticed this to, and forgot to send a bug report.  Foo.

Anyhow, some of the delinting that was done to malloc.c is bogus, and
causes death on the Alpha.

I'll send a PR about it ASAP.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>