[Rd] Segmentation fault, devPS.c, 0.99.0 (PR#413)

Roger Bivand Roger.Bivand@nhh.no
Tue, 8 Feb 2000 13:27:31 +0000 ( )

On Mon, 7 Feb 2000, Duncan Temple Lang wrote:

> Just as remote possibility, but a potentially impossible bug source,
> Signal 11 errors are often associated with hardware (commonly memory)
> errors. Is that in any way a reasonable explanation?
> (There are some interesting web pages if you search for signal 11
> segmentation.)
Compiling R 0.99.0 and GRASS 5.0beta5 on a different machine, also under
RH 6.1, and running the R CMD check for the package, showed that your
intuition was correct. I'm not quite sure, since I repeated the fault
several times on my home machine with more and fewer programs running, and
it always failed at the same point, so I'll still run CMD check through
gdb. I guess it's a hardware matter, though I haven't seen any other
behaviour in my home machine that seemed odd (not really, but I tend to
think it's me that's odd, not the machine!)

I'll pass on the results of gdb later.

Thanks for your help.


Roger Bivand
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Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration,
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