Peter Wemm wrote:
> Peter Wemm wrote:
> > This is mostly a FYI because I do not expect major problems this time.
> > I have been extensively testing it in a handful of configurations.
> As murphy would dictate, something fishy is going on.  In the last 12 hours
> or so (I had a long sleep), I've started getting apparent memory corruption
> - although it only seems visible to userland.  The usual symptom is that
> gas gets blocks of memory clobbered with 0xd0d0d0d0 (yes, the same fill
> pattern used in phkmalloc).  This is highly suspicious.  I'll keep
> everybody informed once I've narrowed down when it started breaking.  My
> test machines had one last cvs update/merge conflicts/compile/reboot before
> commit.  I hope I didn't fat-finger merging the conflicts or something
> silly right before commit.  I have only seen it happen occasionally on one
> SMP box, the others appear OK. I have not seen problems show up on UP at
> all.

I believe I know what the problem is.  I'll throw in a short term
fix (yes, it only affects SMP boxes) and work on a real solution.

"All of this is for nothing if we don't go to the stars" - JMS/B5

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