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Re: fatal signal and .rfl locks

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: fatal signal and .rfl locks
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 14:53:44 -0400 (EDT)

Dennis Jones writes:
> Well, I couldn't wait for an answer, so I deleted the files.  I still got
> the fatal signal and segmentation faults, so I figured there was something
> going on in the filesystem.  So, I rebooted the server and was going to run
> fsck, but all is well after the reboot.  Very strange.

Indeed.  The leftover lock files were almost certainly a symptom of the
problem rather than the cause, particularly since you say that even ls
dumpped core when you listed the directory.  My best guess is that you
have some memory that's marginal -- I'm betting your server is modern
(read "cheap", in all senses of the word) PC hardware with no parity or

-Larry Jones

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