gcc segfaults when compiling kernel

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Thu May 25 03:49:59 UTC 2006

On Thu, May 25, 2006 at 02:16:17 +0200,
  Lars G <terraformers at gmail.com> wrote:
> somehow gcc segfaults randomly when i try to recompile the kernel.
> it's on an x86 athlon-xp nforce2 machine, which worked ok before.
> the error message is:
> ...
> CC      drivers/ide/ide.o
> drivers/ide/ide.c: In function ‘ide_hwif_release_regions’:
> drivers/ide/ide.c:448: internal compiler error: Segmentation fault
> Please submit a full bug report,
> with preprocessed source if appropriate.
> See <URL:http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla> for instructions.
> The bug is not reproducible, so it is likely a hardware or OS problem.
> make[2]: *** [drivers/ide/ide.o] Error 1
> make[1]: *** [drivers/ide] Error 2
> make: *** [drivers] Error 2
> it occurs every time i try, on different parts of the code.
> have tried older versions of gcc and glibc, but this doesn't fix it for
> me.

This sounds like a hardware problem. The last time I saw symptoms like
this my CPU fan had failed.
You should probably take a look to make sure your hardware is running at
reasonable tempatures, and if that doesn't turn up anything you should
probably check your memory.

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