Subject: Re: Er, don't try this at home
To: Nathan J. Williams <>
From: Andrew Cagney <>
List: port-powerpc
Date: 11/07/2001 15:28:53
> Andrew Cagney <> writes:
>> I'm finding the following sequence (NetBSD localhost 1.5Y NetBSD 1.5Y
>> (NETLUX) #0: Sat Oct 27 21:19:01 EDT 2001):
>> o	start netscape (from Linux/PPC)
>> o	try to quit netscape (it doesn't quite quit)
>> o	kill netscape (using top)
>> is, er, fatal.  Anyone else see this?  Kernel has: TiG4, reverted wi0,
>> NEWPMAP but otherwise a very vanilla current kernel.
> I haven't seen this at all on by iBook, and I use Netscape quite a
> bit. Ordinairly, I can quit just fine, but when it wedges, I go and
> kill it (from the command line, though I really hope that doesn't
> matter), and it doesn't hose the system.
> I'm also using NEWPMAP, and -current, on a system with 384M. The only
> obvious difference is G4 vs. G3.

Just FYI, I showed the paniced kernel to MRG who passed it down the 
line, the suspect is altavec.  (But it shouldn't panic the kernel anyway :-)