Re: System hangs while compiling 2.0.30!

Alan Cox (
Sun, 27 Jul 1997 20:31:53 +0100 (BST)

> got the following error while the compiler was compiling NCR support:
> Problem: block on freelist 00000000 isn't free
> and the machine hanged.
> After a reboot, I removed the NCR support from the kernel and tried to
> recompile
> kernel panic: trying to release non existent task

Random crashes like that often indicate you have bad ram or cache in your
machine. See if leaving NCR support in while compiling crashes randomly
in different places.