James, >Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 12:19:10 -0500 >From: James Esslinger <address@hidden> >Organization: Texas A&M University >To: Steve Emmerson <address@hidden> >Subject: Re: 20051012: ernie.tamu.edu is getting unstable... The above message contained the following: > It's got me stumped as well. The issue is only present in LDM. And, apparently, only on your machines. I haven't heard of anyone else having this problem. > ... I thought it may have been a > memory issue, but tests have proven to be inconclusive. "Inconclusive" is, indeed, the operative word. > I would think if it were some piece of faulty hardware we would see > intermittent crashes in other applications as well. Not necessarily. The LDM makes much greater use of memory-mapping, semaphores, locking, I/O, signals, etc., than the vast majority of other applications. So the absence of crashes by other applications doesn't rule-out problems with the operating system or hardware. Until we pin-down the problem, I'm not ruling anything out. Keep an eye on Ernie (I'm watching it here). Regards, Steve Emmerson
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