Re: [2/2] 2.6.22-rc4: known regressions v3

From: Mark Fortescue
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 06:31:01 EST

Hi All,

They apear as soon as simpleinit starts up. Somtimes I get to a login prompt before seeing any. Other times, commands in the simpleinit rc script fail.

They do apear to be random. If a command failes, you re-run the command and it is OK. Commands seen to fail are basic (depmod, rm cat ..).

The test I did use the same binaries with both the OK and problem kernels so it is not a change to the application code, it is definatly a kernel issue.

Mark Fortescue.

On Wed, 13 Jun 2007, William Lee Irwin III wrote:

On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 11:25:20PM +0100, Mark Fortescue wrote:
The random seg faults on x86_64 is interesting as I have been getting
random illegal instruction faults on sparc (sun4c) with 2.6.22-rc3. I have
not yet tried to track it down. All I know at present is that it is not a
problem on

Very interesting. Any hints as to how to test or how long to wait
before the illegal instructions happen?

-- wli

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