system update with yum produces sgmentation fault
pritam.ghanghas at gmail.com
Thu May 18 11:55:57 UTC 2006
parta <pritam.ghanghas at gmail.com> <pritam.ghanghas at gmail.com> wrote:
> I installed FC5 from cds and then ran 'yum update' to update my system. After
> system update, my system has become unstable. Appliations start giving
> segmentation fault after running a while. If i restart my system, they run
> again perfectly for a while and then segmentation fault pops up. Is there a
> way to figure out which package has made my system unstable.
Random segfaults are usually memory (RAM) problems. Run memtest (it should
be an option on your installation media boot). When stuff runs OK for a
while and then starts failing, it could be a overheated CPU (bad fan, etc).
Dr. Horst H. von Brand User #22616 counter.li.org
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> Thanks for your response. I acted on this. I ran memtest but it returned no errors. I was using two memory modules from two different vendors. I removed on 256M module. Now I have single 512M module and memtested this one also. I monitored operating remprature and system load and they are perfectly normal. I also disabled swap to rule out any corruption in swap. Things have improved but I still get segfaults and application crashes ( frequeny of fauliures is very low now) Is there is anything else I can do to improve the state of my system. My system is not overclocked (one user has suggested that also).
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