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Old 06-11-2004, 12:16 PM   #1
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Unhappy GCC 3.4.0 Compilation Crashes

Hi all,

Ok, got a little problem here. I've downloaded the packages required to build LFS, Binutils compiles perfectly, no problems at all. However it seems that when I am compiling GCC-core-3.4.0 when it gets to certain files i.e. expect.o (That's the only one I can remember) it crashes. During compilation it goes through what "looks" like it's probing exactly what my processor is capable of (?)

One of the files I can remember is,


This takes 99.8% of my CPU time.

The file that it stops on each time is different (that can be expected), and I'm really getting tired of having to reset my computer every three or four minutes!

Tell me if I'm wrong but would hardware configuration have anything to do with this.

I've got 768MB of DDR2100 (I think, might be 2700) RAM
-Thoroughbred AMD XP 2400+
-Linksys Tulip Class Ethernet Card
-Radeon 7500PCI
-TV Wonder VE
-WD600 60GB Drive IDE 100
-WD800 80GB Drive IDE 100
-Slackware 9.1 (Reportedly has some problems, might this be the problem?)

The system also reported I/O Errors during compilation last night,

libiberty.a, this one also caused problems said it was invalid format (This was before the make ended and was trying to read the debugging symbols).

I can get more information regarding what is going on, this is what I can remember off the top of my head.


Old 06-11-2004, 01:42 PM   #2
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Excuse my ignorance, but which version of the book compiles just the core of gcc-3.4.0? Your problem sounds like this one You say "The file that it stops on each time is different" - this makes me think it's a hardware problem. If it was a software problem it would stop at the same place in the same way each time.
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It might very well be a hardware problem because glibc has troubles compiling, and when I run 'make check' it crashes as well. very peculiar. I've never had a single problem with this until when I started trying to put together LFS.

Do some processors or motherboards have problems with running full blast for long periods of time? I know I never had any problems compiling a kernel before and that took near 20 minutes.

I'll look around in the case, take temperatures, etc.

Oh, 5.1.1 says to use the core.

Unpack only the GCC-core tarball, as we won't be needing the C++ compiler nor the test suite here.
I was wondering whether or not to compile GCC-3.4.0 instead?
Old 06-11-2004, 05:22 PM   #4
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I found it!

The processor's temperature reached 68 Degrees celsius during the compilation right before it crashed. Heat's to blame! Sounds exactly like the other guy's case.

I don't think I've ever run something at 100% CPU utilization before, and now I have. There's a floor fan blowing into the case, helps some, it's at around 60 Degrees celsius right now.


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