Subject: Re: cpp problem when compiling kernel
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: port-i386
Date: 02/07/1998 03:27:48
>Date: Sat, 7 Feb 1998 17:02:39 +0900 (JST)
>From: Mark Andres <>

>I have just installed 1.3-RELEASE for the i386 port on an HP Vectra XM
>5/90 (80MB RAM/4.3GB HD).  I am trying to compile a new kernel that
>enables the PS/2 type mouse port for my Logitech Pilot Mouse.  

>  cc: Internal compiler error: program cpp got fatal signal 11
>Of course, if I try to run a 'make' it immediately dies with the exact
>same error.  Once again, this is the RELEASE version of 1.3.  Any hints?
>If I can't compile a new kernel, the system is basically worthless. I did
>manage to compile pine though.

gcc makes a good memory tester, even if that isn't its primary
purpose.  Usually SIGSEGVs in gcc indicate memory problems, especially
if the error isn't repeatable (i.e. trying again works even though
none of the environmental conditions have changed).  Try pulling and
reseating all of the RAM on the motherboard.  If that doesn't do it,
try swapping out SIMMs (or DIMMs or whatever else that machine uses)
until you find the bad memory.

Another possibility is that the machine may be overheating.  Make sure
all vents are clear, ventilation fans are not clogged with dust, etc.
Mike Long <>      
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands,
hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." -- H.L. Mencken