[erlang-bugs] R14B02+ crashes on older hardware, Windows XP
Sat Jul 2 12:52:49 CEST 2011
> We have a field data collection application recently re-written to use
> CouchDB. It requires minimal computer resources, so a number of the
> notebooks we use are circa 2001/2002. All run Windows XP with SP2 or
> SP3, and we are using CouchDB 1.1.
> On the older machines, Erlang R14B02 and R14B03 crash almost
> immediately upon running werl or erl. R14B01 does not.
> I'm attaching a screenshot of the crash on one of the machines. In all
> cases it happens at the same point, almost immediately, is 100%
> reproducible, and no crash dump is generated.
> Here are the machines where it crashes:
> Dell Inspiron 2500, 1.0GHz Pentium III, 160MB RAM, system summary
> rctc11.txt attached
> Dell Inspiron 2600, 1.06GHz Celeron, 128MB RAM, system summary
> rctc12.txt attached
> Gateway Solo 9300, 750MHz Pentium III, 160MB RAM, system summary
> rctc16.txt attached
> For comparison, I'm also including this machine of similar vintage
> which does NOT crash:
> Dell Inspiron 2650, 1.7GHz Pentium 4, 256MB RAM, system summary
> rctc13.txt attached
You need to rebuild the Erlang VM with the --enable-ethread-pre-pentium4-compatibility
This is a big ugly bug in the Erlang VM.
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