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nasty problems with and OpenBSD2.9

by coolmichael (Deacon)
on Sep 18, 2001 at 00:41 UTC ( #112951=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
coolmichael has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

The machine I was just using was a Pentium133 with 80Megs ram. I was running OpenBSD2.9, which was freshly installed, and Perl V5.6.0 with whatever version of that ships with it. I was trying to install DBD::CSV, when the badness started: Going to build J/JW/JWIED/Text_CSV_XS-0.22.tar.tgz Checking if your kit is complete... looks good uvm_fault(0xe0481f4c, 0xe000e000, 0, 1) -> 1 kernel: page fault trap, code=0 stopped at _pmap_copy_page+0x327:cmpl %esi,0x4(%edx) ddb>
the ddb> acted like a shell prompt, but would only respond with command not found to anything I typed. (I tried exit, quit, halt...)

The machine is rebooting now. Can anyone decipher that mess? Is there anything I can do to prevent it? It may have been some sort of hardware error, it is an old computer that once had a soya sauce packet dropped inside it.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Sorry if the error message has typos, I had to write it down and then retype it.

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Re: nasty problems with and OpenBSD2.9
by xphase_work (Pilgrim) on Sep 18, 2001 at 01:00 UTC
    It appears that you dropped into a debugger after the trap. This seems to be an OS issue, and I would suggest using the OpenBSD supported forums. i.e. IRC #openbsd or #openbsdhelp, the website:, or the mailing lists(you can get them off the website).

    Make sure that you search to see if others have had this previously, and if there is a patch available.

    Good luck!


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