Subject: Re: 164SX kernel build problem
To: Tom Dropka <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/28/2001 10:19:32
On Tue, Nov 27, 2001 at 02:20:43PM -0800, Tom Dropka wrote:
> After a few tries, the GENERIC finally built, but my custom kernel
> build keeps dying.
> Sometimes there's a core file (sh.core), sometimes there isn't. 
> Searching the mail archives, this "Error code 139" seems to pop up
> quite a bit.  I didn't change any compiler flags.  I tried 'unlimit'
> but that didn't help.  I've got 128 MB of RAM and 256 MB of swap.
> Now that you mention sig 11, I'm wondering if there isn't a memory
> problem on the SX.  I'm not using ECC, just ordinary PC100 SDRAM, and
> when the "sig 11" thing used to show up on the Redhat-Linux lists,
> memory was always the first thing to check.

Yes, if core dumps are random and you don't have ECC RAM, check the RAM.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. 
     {Net,Free}BSD: 23 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference