Bug 59490 - SIGILL during Xserver startup
Summary: SIGILL during Xserver startup
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 7.1
Hardware: alpha
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-02-08 21:37 UTC by Richard Henderson
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2002-12-19 10:00:42 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Xserver startup log (17.04 KB, text/plain)
2002-02-08 21:38 UTC, Richard Henderson
no flags Details
gdb session (639 bytes, text/plain)
2002-02-08 21:40 UTC, Richard Henderson
no flags Details

Description Richard Henderson 2002-02-08 21:37:08 UTC
Description of problem:
On PC164 with Elsa Permedia2, the X server crashes during startup.
Logs to be attached.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:

Additional info:
Twice I've seen /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libramdac.a get corrupted
in the process.  This aspect I don't understand, since strace shows
that the file was indeed opened O_RDONLY.  Perhaps it's related to
the kernel version -- not all bugfixes for PC164 were included before
2.4.15, so I cannot run a stock 2.4.9-21 kernel.  Presently running

Comment 1 Richard Henderson 2002-02-08 21:38:15 UTC
Created attachment 45017 [details]
Xserver startup log

Comment 2 Richard Henderson 2002-02-08 21:40:19 UTC
Created attachment 45018 [details]
gdb session

Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2002-02-08 23:10:01 UTC
Reassigning to alpha development group.

Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2002-02-09 22:32:46 UTC
no, really this time.  promise.

Comment 5 Beth Uptagrafft 2002-02-14 17:45:12 UTC
This case was filed against 7.1, is this correct?  Does this happen on 7.1 or 

Comment 6 Richard Henderson 2002-02-14 17:56:41 UTC
It's really 7.1 with all updates installed.

Comment 7 Mike A. Harris 2002-11-08 15:16:13 UTC

Comment 8 Mike A. Harris 2002-11-08 15:17:37 UTC
>(II) GLINT(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (bad mode
>Fatal server error:
>Caught signal 4.  Server aborting

SIGILL is generally a case of bad memory, overheating or some other
hardware issue.  Does this problem persist still?

If so, have you also tried RHL 7.2/Alpha?

Can you test the memory in this machine for failure?

Comment 9 Richard Henderson 2002-11-08 19:08:09 UTC
SIGILL on Alpha is generally a case of compiling code for a newer ISA
and running it on a machine that only supports an older ISA.

RHL 7.2/Alpha isn't.  There are no generally available ISOs, there is
no published security errata.  Despite the fact that we gave a cd to
Compaq, IMO it isn't a real release.

All that said, the problems went away with XFree86-4.1.0-25.

Comment 10 Mike A. Harris 2002-12-19 10:00:42 UTC
Ok, cool, closing CURRENTRELEASE.

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