Subject: Re: Core dumps during 1.6 install
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 12/17/2002 18:37:18
In article <>,
John Steele Scott <> wrote:
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>On Tue, 17 Dec 2002 08:11, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
>> I've seen random cores from installer, on sparc and other systems, on
>> otherwise know-good hardware. It looks like it's a problem with pax, rather
>> than with hardware.
>I've noticed this on my IPC as well. pax would bomb out at random times. I 
>just had to repeat the install process until I got through one without pax 

Programs like pax don't crash randomly on the same data input.
They crash deterministically at the same place.