[ILUG] ILUG: compiling kernel problems
Niall O Broin
niall at magicgoeshere.com
Thu Jul 13 11:48:33 IST 2000
On Thu, Jul 13, 2000 at 09:28:08AM +0100, Declan Houlihan wrote:
> Error 1 : [dir_fs] and received signal 11.
Don't know what the [dir_fs] error is, but signal 11 is a sttrong indication
that you've got a hardware problem.
> I thought it might be a problem with Ram becuase of the signal 11 so
> I ran a memory test on my Ram and it came up fine,
Compiling a Linux kernel seems to be a much better test of memory than any
memory testing program. I've had a box before with this problem. Changing
memory solved the problem, but nothing except kernel compiles was affected
by it. I remember reading about a guy who was having this problem and he
took his RAM to a shop and traded it in against bigger modules. The shop in
question tested all traded in RAM with a standalone tester, and his RAM
passed with flying colours. Hopefully it wasn't another Linux user got stuck
with the dubious RAM !
> Anybody got any ideas?
Change your RAM :-) If you don't have spare RAM, you could take out half of
your RAM, if your RAM is in two modules. Compilation will be slower, of
course, but at least you can check out each part of the RAM. Another option
would be to go into you BIOS settings and pick the most conservative memory
timings that you can, and see does that help.
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