Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 359
Frequent random crashes of X server (on SPARC)
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:48 EDT
On sun4C machines (I'm using a SS1+) there are frequent
random crashes of the X server. This has been discussed on
the mailing list. Happens regardless of window manager
used. System often hangs console and must be rebooted from
I suspect that this problem has to do with the version of glibc
that you are running. You can identify the version by doing
rpm -q glibc
and if the answer is "glibc-2.0.7-19" or earlier you should upgrade to
either glibc-2.0.7-29 (Red Hat 5.2) or later (from update errata).
The problem is sparc and sparc only and has to do with the
pagesize used to align mmap requests.
Please reopen this bug report if my guess is incorrect.
I am using RedHat 5.2 which supplies glibc-2.0.7-29. With a plain
5.2 I sometimes get the "Bezier too large" messages that were
reported in another bug. Using the 2.1.129 kernel the crashing
problem becomes much worse. I will only run for a few minutes before
Derek has stated that he has been able top observe this happening. I
am assigning it to a developer for further review.
*** Bug 359 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The Sun 8 bit Xserver crashed 3 times in two days while
playing solitaire (pysol). It did not leave a core dump,
nor messages in any log. I have been unable toreproduce it
since. XFree86 version 3.3.3.
------- Additional Comments From email@example.com 12/29/98 11:50 -------
It happened again this morning. kbd-mode -a restores function so that
one switch to another vc and start x again. It still is difficult
------- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 12/31/98 15:30 -------
This bug has been assigned to a developer for further review.
The most recent rawhide X release (XFree86-184.108.40.206-19) contains a
number of patches to the sun framebuffer devices. Please try it, and
reopen the bug if you are still having problems. You may have to
rebuild the package if you are still running glibc 2.0, as it is
linked against glibc 2.1. Alternatively, wait for 6.0.