Despite having a mac mini, I’m still doing Finnix development on the graphite G4. It’s been very stable, up until last night, when I was compiling the latest and greatest kernel, I got the occasional failure like so:
CC drivers/pci/probe.o include/asm/processor.h: In function 'pci_scan_child_bus': include/asm/processor.h:186: internal compiler error: Segmentation fault Please submit a full bug report, with preprocessed source if appropriate. See <url:http://gcc.gnu.org/bugs.html> for instructions. For Debian GNU/Linux specific bug reporting instructions, see <url:file:///usr/share/doc/gcc-4.0/readme.bugs>. make: *** [drivers/pci/probe.o] Error 1 make: *** [drivers/pci] Error 2 make: *** [drivers] Error 2
But upon, resuming the compile, the failed object would compile successfully. This happened several times, which suggested bad memory. I slept on it, and this morning, tried again:
CC [M] drivers/usb/misc/idmouse.o fixdep: inclu`e/asm-generic/local.h: No such file or directory make: *** [drivers/usb/misc/idmouse.o] Error 2 make: *** [drivers/usb/misc] Error 2 make: *** [drivers/usb] Error 2 make: *** [drivers] Error 2
“inclu`e”? Yep, that’s bad ram. Too bad there’s no memtestppc. I’ll have to swap it out into a PC to test.