Subject: Re: random core dumps when compiling...
To: Mark P. Gooderum <>
From: Andre Skarzynski <>
List: port-i386
Date: 05/16/1995 08:36:38
Mark P. Gooderum wrote :
> > 
> >    I then removed the option CYRIX_CACHE_REALLY_WORKS form my kernel, so that the
> >    Cyrix cache now works in a hold flush mode, and build the large GENERIC I was
> >    trying. No problems after that. worked like a dream.
> I only found this option to apply and work in two cases.  One was a newer
> 386/486 motherboard that had explicit support for the 486DLC, and one was
> with a Cx486DX2/66, which is more of a "real" 486 (486 socket, 8K cache), but
> still tests (to the NetBSD kernel) as a DLC.

Hmm... The fact is I am using a Cx486DX2/66 (yup, 486 socket, 8K cache), and
that random error only cropped up when building that big GENRIC kernel, and 
only once in the build, but repeatable. Previously and after I never had 
problems, even when doing a build world on my current source tree... strange.

Andre B. Skarzynski  -- Information Technology, University of Stellenbosch --   ------- Tel: +27 21 8084293 Fax: +27 21 8084102 --------