Subject: Re: Decoding machine checks...
To: Sean Davis <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 09/12/2003 21:12:01
On Friday, September 12, 2003, at 06:09 PM, Sean Davis wrote:
> Machine checks typically mean hardware is dying somewhere, from 
> everything
> I've read.

You haven't read enough.  machine checks happen when the processor
encounters an unrecoverable error (no kernel stack avail, etc.)

660 usually means you tried to access memory that isn't there
or in a manner it doesn't support.
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