Subject: Re: port-arm32/7122: Breakpoints lost under heavy swapping
To: Bill Sommerfeld <email@example.com>
From: Richard Earnshaw <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/10/1999 19:41:07
> Hmm. Thinking about problems with anon pages on arm..
> I have a Shark with local swap disk and with /tmp in an MFS, and I
> found that "make build" was rather flaky, blowing up maybe every 10
> minutes or so with spurious syntax errors, until I switched to using
> cc -pipe for everything. I assume that the contents of the
> intermediate preprocessor output files in /tmp were getting corrupted.
Hmmm... A while back I also tried an MFS /tmp, but found it unreliable in
a different manner. Basically, after a few hours some temporary files
whould appear not to have been deleted (though I think they were zero
size). Attempting to rm the files was a sure-fire way of making the
machine panic. It got so bad that I just disabled the MFS: I've been
intending to give it another go to see if it was fixed...
> I should have reported this a while back.