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Re: infinite compilation loop, differences



On Thursday 15 September 2005 05:25, Rakotomandimby Mihamina wrote:
> Hi,
> I am loop compiling a kernel src.rpm with
> (it's a zsh shell)
>
> $ cd /usr/src
> $ while (1=1) do :
>   {
>     rpmbuild -ba --target=i686 kernel-2.6.spec
>   }
>   done
>
> Then, each binary has not the same size.
What do you mean with binary? The bzImage, the rpm, something else... ?

> Is it normal?
> I tried loop compilation because sometimes I had random segfaults so the
> loop would force the compilation (2hours and something on my sempron...)
> although it segfaults. what's the reason of the difference between the
> resulting binary rpms?
if it randomly segfaults during compile you likely have bad hardware... Memory 
and cpu cooling would be the first two to check out. 

Peter.


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