Subject: Re: Strange crashes involving ps?
To: Lennart Augustsson <>
From: Kevin P. Neal <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/03/2000 20:35:12
On Tue, Jul 04, 2000 at 12:17:36AM +0200, Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> There is some fairly heavy activity, one or two compiles, going on and then
> I do a ps.  And the machine freezes solid.  I can't get into the debugger with
> CTL-ALT-ESC even, so it's probably looping in an interrupt routine.
> Does this sound fimiliar to anyone?

I had top kill my 1.4Z once a couple of weeks ago. I'm doing a
kernel recompile on the machine and I wanted to see what top's listing
looks like when you have 2.5 megs of memory left over after the kernel
is loaded and initialized (8 meg 486SX). 

I didn't try to get a repeat. The machine is slow enough without
me crashing it in the middle of a compile. 

It's a shame I lost count of the number of weeks this build has been
going. BTW, does anybody know where I can get jumper settings for
my AMD-powered SiS 85c417 B/E/G (socket 3) board? Or at least a
heat sink clip for a socket 3 heat sink?
Kevin P. Neal                      
"How can a child 'just say no' when even the adults cannot because our
corporate-owned culture buys and sells the public as easily as it does 
the Congress?" - from a letter to US News + World Reports, Dec 13 1999