Re: Segmentation fault!

Janos Farkas (
Fri, 25 Jul 1997 14:24:56 +0200

On Thu, Jul 24, 1997 at 08:01:29PM -0400, Kevin M. Bealer wrote:
> What does a bus error exactly refer to on an intel type machine? I
> thought bus errors referred strictly to "unaligned memory access"
> (fetching words on halfword boundaries et al), which I understood to
> be slow-but-legal on intel hardware.

Bus errors are quite rare on intel, but netscape is just faking them.
When faced with a SIGSEGV, it just kills itself with SIGBUS,
confusing matters. So, when netscape is involved, forget about
SIGBUS, something other has happened.

Janos - Don't worry, my address works.  I'm just bored of spam.