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Re: Apps crashing



This morning, the desktop has frozen twice (can still ping the box).  A 
reboot was needed both times.  Should I repost to devel or test?  I need 
to know whether to look for hw or sw problems.  I could enable core dumps 
using ulimit, but would I find the problem by poking through core dumps?
Where can I add 'ulimit -c 1000000' so it will affect all exe's, maybe in 
rc.local?
cheers -- Rick

On Thu, 7 Apr 2005 rfedora leirtech com wrote:
> Several apps are crashing almost at the same time!
> 
> FC3 2.6.9-1.667 installed from ISO's
> 
> This was a stable solid system until yum update to 2.6.10-1.770_FC3
> 
> About an hour after booting I get segmentation faults and
> illegal instruction crashes from firefox, mozilla, yum, bug-buddy, ..
> I used strace to find out how far they get, and saw pages of trace before 
> the crashes
> (the tails of the traces are below)
> 
> I have disabled screensavers and power saving mode.
> 
> At times, the desktop icons would be gone and there would be no 
> right-click menu.
> 
> Sometimes the desktop would freeze.
> Sometimes in this state the machine can still respond to pings.
> memtest86 shows no hardware errors, but it might not be testing things 
> like MMU, disk controller, ..
> HP P4 1.6Ghz 512 Mbyte
> 
> Might it be a problem with prelink?
> 
> Should I revert to the FC3 ISO's? 
> 
> This may be a kernel bug, and if so
> I would like to help track it down.
> How would I go about narrowing down the fault?

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