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Bug 29760

Summary: genkernel "make bzImage" console.c illegal instruction
Product: Gentoo Release Media Reporter: Tim Baldwin <empireinfo623>
Component: EverythingAssignee: John Davis (zhen) (RETIRED) <zhen>
Severity: major CC: cybersystem, mholzer
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: x86   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Tim Baldwin 2003-09-27 11:27:14 UTC
while installing gentoo on my machine genkernel did not complete, there were error while apparently running "make bzImage", looking through the log, among other error (posted separately), there was the following:  gcc -D_KERNEL_ -I/usr/src/linux-2.4.20-gentoo-r7/incluse -Wall -Wstrict-prototype -Wno-trigraphs -O2 -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -march=i386 -nostdinc -iwithprefix include -DKBUILD_BASENAME=cmd64x -c -o cmd64x.o cmd64x.c console.c: in function `screen_pos': console.c:2966: internal error: Illegal instruction ---text telling me to submit this bug report--- make [3]: ***[console.o] Error 1 make [3] leaving dir /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-gentoo-r7/drivers/char make [2]: ***[first_rule] Error 2 make [2] leaving dir /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-gentoo-r7/drivers/char make [1]: ***[_subdir_char] Error 2 make [1]: *** waiting for unfinished jobs
Comment 1 John Davis (zhen) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-10-22 20:40:09 UTC
errors such as yours usually point to hardware problems, such as bad RAM
overheating. Make sure your case is properly ventilated, and run memtest
on your
RAM (memtest is available on the most recent LiveCDs)