[erlang-questions] Error building R12B-4 on SPARC T1

Toby Thain <>
Mon Jun 22 01:32:33 CEST 2009


On 21-Jun-09, at 3:23 PM, Mikael Pettersson wrote:

> Vance Shipley writes:
>> New T1000, new Solaris 10 5/09, new Erlang R13B01, same problem.
>>
>> I can't be the only one experiencing this.
>>
>> 	-Vance
>>
>> On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 10:31:11AM +0200, Mikael Pettersson wrote:
>> }  Vance Shipley writes:
>> }   > Building R12B-4 is failing for me on a Sun T1000 server:
>> }   >
>> }   >    gcc  -g  -O3 -fomit-frame-pointer
>> }   >    ...
>> }   >    gcc: Internal error: Segmentation Fault (program cg)
>> }   >    Please submit a full bug report to
>> }   >     <URL:http://forum.java.sun.com/forum.jspa?forumID=905>.
>> }   >    make[3]: *** [obj/sparc-sun-solaris2.10/opt/smp/ 
>> erl_bif_info.o] Error 1
>> }   >    make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/otp_src_R12B-4/ 
>> erts/emulator'
>> }   >    make[2]: *** [opt] Error 2
>> }   >    make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/otp_src_R12B-4/ 
>> erts/emulator'
>> }   >    make[1]: *** [smp] Error 2
>> }   >    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/otp_src_R12B-4/ 
>> erts'
>> }   >    gmake: *** [emulator] Error 2
>> }   >
>> }   > This is using SUNWgccfss v4.2.0 although it failed  
>> identically with v4.0.3.
>> }   > I did submit a bug report to Sun as suggested.
>
> An ICE in gcc is _always_ a bug in that gcc (or in rare cases a HW  
> or OS bug).
> Report it to Sun.

A segfault however could be bad RAM. It looks as if it is being  
caught and labelled an "internal error" (which imho usually describes  
a "can't happen", or self detected error; while a segfault would  
normally be a symptom of an *un*detected inconsistency).

--Toby

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