[ubuntu-uk] Segmentation faults

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 15:19:23 UTC 2011

On 24 March 2011 14:54, Ian Pettitt <ian.pettitt at bbsrc.ac.uk> wrote:

> Hello
> I have been experiencing a number of errors recently, with programs
> crashing reporting seg faults.
> I have run a memory test and removed what I thought was a suspect stick of
> ram, but the errors have increased.
> Are increased frequency of seg faults an indication of something, hard disk
> hardware faults, dodgy ram or do I need to reformat the drive (it is ext3 at
> the moment). I've looked online and found many references to seg faults for
> specific programs, but my issue is affecting an increasing number of
> programs
It's likely to be hardware. There might be errors in the kernel or messages
log that could indicate problems. If it's the disk, see if Disk Utility has
any clues. If it's memory, programs might be indicating if there are errors
in the logs.


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