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Re: [aclug-L] Segmintation faults

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Subject: Re: [aclug-L] Segmintation faults
From: Wayne White <wwhite@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 12:07:25 -0500
Reply-to: aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx

At 11:32 AM 09/15/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>On Wed, 15 Sep 1999, Wayne White wrote:
>> What causes segmintation faults? Is it usually a software problem
>> or a hardware problem?
>A /segment/ation fault is basically an improper memory access. The
>immediate cause is software (the program tries to access memory that
>it shouldn't).  Whether there's a hardware problem (memory, say)
>behind _that_ bug is optional.
Okay, I think I understand. I'm running the Setiathome software on a 
new dual Celeron Linux machine. There is one stick of 128M Micron ECC
CAS2 PC100 dimm in there. It seems to seg fault only when another 
big/intensive process is running. I am using this new machine alot 
more than I did the old Linux box (486DX66) and that may be why I'm
seeing this on the new machine and didn't the old one. 

Thanks everyone for helping me understand seg faults.


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