Expect don't make

Vitaut Bayaryn vitaut.bayaryn at gmail.com
Sun Jun 21 00:08:41 PDT 2009

> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 09:53:56 +0100
> From: Ken Moffat <zarniwhoop73 at googlemail.com>
> Subject: Re: Expect don't make
>  Ah, the joys of segmentation faults.  When I was first here, we used to
> see a lot of them.  Now, they are uncommon on released versions of the
> book (probably because the Pentium4 made cooling such a big issue).
> The likely causes include:
> RAM chip gone bad (try memtest86 or memtest86+)
> insufficient cooling of the processor (e.g. a build up of dust, or a  
> faulty fan,
> or air routes blocked)
> inadequate power supply (e.g. perhaps you added a "thirsty" video card or
> more hard drives)
> unstable bios settings or overclocking
> I suppose it's also possible to get segfaults if the mains supply itself  
> is
> very poor.
> If you have no reason to suspect the power supply and the settings, I
> suggest taking a look inside the case to make sure it isn't full of  
> fluff (it's
> amazing what gets sucked in), and then downloading memtest86 or
> similar and letting that run for a few hours.
> If you can't find anything wrong, you could also try again to see if it  
> gets
> through tcl without problems after a cold start.  Not a fun sort of  
> problem
> to diagnose, so Good Luck!
> ?en
I ran Memtest86+ and it gave 0 errors. I have Athlon 2500+, do not  
overclock it and have SiS built-in videocard.
Can I skip Tcl, Expect and DejaGNU and don't run test suites?

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