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From: Andrew Walrond <>
Cc: Timothy Miller <>
Subject: Re: [OT] Linux stability despite unstable hardware
Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 23:46:08 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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On Friday 21 May 2004 19:04, Timothy Miller wrote:
> But until the memory errors were fixed, things like KDE wouldn't build
> without gcc crashing.
> So, what is it about Linux that makes it build properly with a broken
> GCC and run perfectly despite memory errors?

The linux kernel is all c and assembler, and probably doesn't use too much mem 
during build. Kde on the other hand is all c++ and rather huge. It will 
likely use every bit of ram you have during the build, greatly increasing the 
chances of the memory error hitting you.

But.... Recompile your kernel with the good ram, just in case...

  reply	other threads:[~2004-05-22 22:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2004-05-21 18:04 Timothy Miller
2004-05-22 22:46 ` Andrew Walrond [this message]
2004-05-21 21:57 Timothy Miller
2004-05-22  0:55 ` Rob Couto
2004-05-22  4:43 ` Horst von Brand
2004-05-22  6:12   ` Steve Dover
2004-05-22 17:27 ` Bryan Andersen
2004-05-24 15:10 ` Jesse Pollard

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