Re: memory corruption under heavy load?

Marek Michalkiewicz (
Tue, 2 Apr 1996 18:20:34 +0200 (MET DST)

> I have had very similar problems, and was told it was a hardware
> problem. I also got strange header file errors, and many of the
> sympotoms indicated a page problem. When I disabel both my internal
> & external cache I no longer get this error.
> I did however also see this problem in 1.3.58.

This is the important difference! Hardware problems are quite common
but I still doubt this is the case here. Again, it starts happening
somewhere between 1.3.58 and 1.3.74.

> has anyone written an intensive test program which lets you spot
> hardware problems? (i.e. Norton Diagnostics in 8086 mode just
> doesnt cut it!)

There is one already. Just run "make -j" under 1.2.13. It doesn't
detect any problems on my hardware :-).