Subject: Re: Core dumps galore on 1.1 and 1.2_beta
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Gordon W. Ross <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/04/1996 18:02:36
> Date: Mon, 2 Sep 1996 21:08:10 +0300 (EET DST)
> From: Valtteri Vuorikoski <email@example.com>
> I'm trying to set up NetBSD/sun3 on a 3/60 netbooting from a Solaris
> 2.5 box. With the 1.2_beta snapshot, sometimes getty starts dumping
> core and looping when multi-user mode is entered, and telnetd also
> cores when someone telnets to the box. If /usr/X11R6/lib is added to
> ldconfig, it happens always (both 1.1 and 1.2b).
> With 1.1, on most times the machine is booted, getty starts coring
> upon entering multi-user mode. Things in rc don't appear to be coring
> on either version.
> When the machine finally gets up and far enough to start X (with
> ldconfig ran manually), it will stay up for some hours before dying
> with a panic: MMU fault.
That is what we are calling the "everything dumps core" bug.
Unfortunately, it has been lurking for some time. Too long.
It's a tough one...