Right. Bill nicely summed up what I've sort of been trying to say within a few paragraphs, quite nicely I might add.


Bill Moran wrote:
I want to direct the focus in the correct direction on this.

Based on your described symptions, bad RAM is the _most_ likely cause.  There
are other things that could cause it, however.

So _before_you_do_anything_else_, run memtest86.  I recommend the standalone
boot-from-CD version, as it's more thorough in its testing.  Let it run for
at least _8_ hours (or until you see errors).  Any errors from memtest86 are
bad.  Even just a few errors per hour is unacceptable.

If memtest86 produces errors, you can then start experimenting with different
chips in different slots.  After each change, use _memtest86_ to see if the
problem is solved.  I don't recommend using port compiles to test your RAM,
it's not a reliable approach.

Also, read the docs on memtest86.  There's a lot of good advice on finding
RAM problems.

Garrett Cooper <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

Did you run memtest86+? That is the true tell-tale sign that something RAM-related does or does not work.

You may also have a bad slot on your motherboard, so moving the RAM around to try and get it to work is a good way to troubleshoot your given issue in compiling things. If you do move the RAM chip, make sure to firmly place it in its destination slot. If you don't your computer will report errors with the RAM chip, which are erroneous to the problem that you currently have.


On Apr 23, 2006, at 7:58 AM, Marwan Sultan wrote:

Hello there,

 Sorry for disturb,

 I have changed the RAM to diffrent 256 1 chipset DDR.
 and now, whenever I compile any port the following error shows,

cc: Internal error: Segmentation fault: 11 (program as)
Please submit a full bug report.
See <URL:http://gcc.gnu.org/bugs.html> for instructions.
*** Error code 1

 For whatever port!
 Any Advise? is it a PC problem? not BSD?


Marwan Sultan wrote:
Its 2 chipset RAM, each 256DDR total 512
Running on Dell Optiplex Gx260. P4 2.5

Do you think ram has something wrong! ? it should be like one ram chipset? has the problem?
I'll try them one at a time,

Thanks for the advise,

Thanks kevin, thanks Garrett

Marwan Sultan wrote:

Hello Guys,

I fresh installed FreeBSD 6.0R some wierd stuff going on!
Firts: the box restarted from it self like 4 times, and
/var/log/messages showing only one strange
line (for me) which is
Apr 22 01:10:46 box kernel: pid 5764 (cc1),
uid 0: exited on signal 6 (core dumped)

then i ran fsck, it cleared some files, now its not
restarting but, i'm not sure it will or it will not.

 second problem: whenever i try to install any port,
it gave an error msg during the make says:

cc1 in free(): error: junk pointer, too high to make sense
cc1 in malloc(): error: recursive call
cc: Internal error: Abort trap: 6 (program cc1)
Please submit a full bug report.
See <URL:http://gcc.gnu.org/bugs.html> for instructions.
*** Error code 1

 Anyone could Advise please?

How many RAM chips?  Try them one at a time...

Another thing: Check the capacitors on your motherboard. If they the tops are swelling (tops are not flat) or bursting (emitting yellow/orange dialectric) on the capacitors around the RAM/CPU, it's time to either call Dell or get a new machine. The fault with bad capacitors is a well known quality control problem and if you search google for those terms, maybe you can get some more information as to what it is and why it occurs.
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