Subject: Re: GTK applications segfaulting
To: Gavan Fantom <>
From: None <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/24/2005 10:40:08
On Sat, 24 Sep 2005 02:54:57 +0100
Gavan Fantom <> wrote:

> wrote:
> > Hi, after upgrading all my applications to the latest version from the
> > recent pkgsrc tree, I noticed that GTK applications sometimes die with
> > SEGV, the "fix" is to reboot the system so that everything in memory is
> > cleared and reloaded.
> > 
> > I ran memtest86 and it didn't find any problems, so I have a feeling it may
> > have something to do with gtk2+-2.6.10. Has anyone noticed similar problems?
> Have you tried running ipcs to see if you have large chunks of shared 
> memory which have been left around? ipcrm should be able to get rid of 
> them if so.
> -- 
> Gillette - the best a man can forget

Well I found the problem, it's faulty RAM. I left memtest running for 12 hours
and it showed up bad memory regions. Basically someone suggested to me running
memtest overnight, sometimes it takes a while for it to detect memory errors...