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Re: Perl crashes linux

by nerfherder (Monk)
on Feb 22, 2005 at 06:40 UTC ( #433271=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl crashes linux

Post the code; it's likely that someone here can help if there is a problem with your Perl code.

However:    Are you sure this only occurs when you run your Perl script? If your CPU is getting hot and the machine becomes unresponsive, it is most likely that this is not a Perl issue at all. Rather, you probably have a cooling issue; either a fan has failed, or the heatsink compound between the heatsink and processor has been baked to a crisp (common problems -- could be something else). Good luck!

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Re^2: Perl crashes linux
by redss (Monk) on Feb 23, 2005 at 17:48 UTC
    I found the problem. The lockup is apparently caused when I exec the system("playmidi -e midifile &") command.

    playmidi in fact does utilize a soundcard driver to send midi data through the midi out port of the soundcard.

    I can't duplicate this consistently though. But at least I see that this problem really isn't perl related.

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