Subject: Re: 1.4 and Zombies
To: Brian D Chase <>
From: Christoph Martin <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/09/1999 12:34:10
Brian D Chase writes:
 > I'm also having some problems with large compiles using the distributed
 > 1.4_BETA kernel.  After a few hours of running a make of /usr/xsrc, my M76
 > goes into la-la land.  Usually I can still ping the box, but it doesn't
 > allow any logins either through remote services or directly on the
 > console.  It pretty much boils down to a halt and restart.
 > I know Ragge recently mentioned nailing a vm related bug, and I think it
 > was Chuck who noticed the large compile problems disappearing.  I'm not
 > sure if this is related to the vm bug or not.  And then also, I'm not sure
 > if the vm bug was fixed before the 1.4 release or if the fix is just in
 > current.  Then thirdly, I've not yet compiled a 1.4 GENERIC+debug so I've
 > not yet done any empirical data gathering.

Did you find out about these problems? 

I have the same problems even after compiling a 1.4 GENERIC kernel. If
I compile or run a mirror it begins to page but eventuelly locks up.