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Re: Userland instability in NetBSD 6.0.1 MacPPC
> I have taken my "test case", [...], and copied it to another machine.
> [...they exhibit very similar issues...]
> The interesting thing about this is that every failed run clearly
> hits the error in a different place. No two alike.
That _is_ odd.
> In sum, I think I have ruled out hardware per-se.
Not quite (it's possible both your machines are flaky in similar ways)
but I certainly do agree that effort would be better expended looking
elsewhere, until and unless evidence appears pointing at the hardware.
My diskless macppc build of the 5.2 world is proceeding nicely; looking
for "===>" lines in the logfile, the last one is
dependall ===> gnu/usr.bin/rcs/lib
Your machines are G4s; mine is a 750. I don't know if that's relevant,
but with trouble that could be something like cache flushing issues, it
very well might be. (In fact, the boot-time messages I see include
cpu0: 305.89 MHz L2 cache present but not enabled
so there are a bunch of issues that might be absent on my hardware....)
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