[TriLUG] Signal 11 with AMD K6
Sun, 6 Jan 2002 11:21:55 -0500
I have an AMD K6-III, 500MHz CPU on an ASUS P5A-B motherboard with 512 MB of
RAM. It's been running fine for over a year but recently started tossing
SIGSEGV's (signal 11) randomly. The signal 11's take out Netscape, KMail and
Knode. /var/log/messages shows a number of kernel Oops, 0000 and 0002. Fans
are fine; CPU and motherboard temperatures are both reasonable.
http://www.bitwizard.nl/sig11/ claims that some AMD K6 CPU's have a bug.
I ran the test suggested at http://www.multimania.com/poulot/k6bug.html,
which repeatedly compiles the kernel and counts the failures. After 1
failure, the signals 11's stopped. But I'm betting it'll only be a respite
from the crashing applications and lockups.
Has anybody run into similar problems with AMD K6's?