Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61890
Segmentation fault (NOT hardware issue, savetemps attached)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:10 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461)
Description of problem:
When compiling the kernel I get a "segmentation fault" very early during
compilation and it's the exact same place each time, namely during processing
of line 1161 of kernel/module.c
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. make bzImage
3. error occurs
Actual Results: The segementation I explaned above
Expected Results: Successful compilation - I've compiled kernels many many
I've created a module.i file with error information. I just don't know where
to submit it. (I just saw that attaching files is possible after submission -
I will do this after submitting this report).
Created attachment 50224 [details]
File created by gcc (with -save-temps) option
Please specify exact options you passed to gcc to reproduce this too.
The error occurs when compiling the kernel using the standard script (I simply
typed "make bzImage"). When I produced the "module.i"-file, I copy & pasted
the failing command line and added the "-save-temps" switch.
I'm starting to think that this is a problem with my system, because I get the
same error when compiling the kernel in another linux distribution. But I
wonder why the error occurs the exact same place everytime. I've tried
memtest86 and it doesn't report an error.
A friend of mine says he has experienced this problem too but fixed it through
BIOS tweaking. I will get back with more details as soon as I have them.