Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51416
gcc random Segmentation Fault Compiling kernel
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:43 EDT
Description of problem:
When I try to compile the kernel, I got segfault.
All patches mentioned in RHBA-2001:082-05 advisory are applied.
The crashes are random. When I do 'make bzImage' and crashes, I make again
and crashes but in any other file. The file that crashes before, now is
compiled without error, and so on...
Finally, after executing 'make bzImage' several times, the kernel is
compiled and runs perfectly.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Untar kernel sources
2. Compile the kernel
Actual Results: Random segfaults compiling kernel making bzImage
Expected Results: Compiling kernel without errors
I got the same segfaults compiling ssh 3.0
If you get random segfaults (as opposed to reproduceable failures
of gcc), it means in 99.9% cases you have flakey hardware.
gcc stresses the CPU and the memory subsystem very hard, so even if
other programs work fine, it does not mean your hardware is sane.
Ok! Thanks for your help. I will look for a possible H/W failure.