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Date:      Mon, 21 Jul 1997 09:58:10 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <dwhite@gdi.uoregon.edu>
To:        Jan.Vedeler@student.unisg.ch
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Problem with 2.2.2
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.96.970721095632.1259E-100000@localhost>
In-Reply-To: <C12564D9.00719747.00@puccini.unisg.ch>

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On Sat, 19 Jul 1997 Jan.Vedeler@student.unisg.ch wrote:

> I cant locate the problem, but if I f.ex. run MC and try to get info from
> the disk (F9 - I) I get the message "pid 507(mc), uid 0: exited on signal
> 11 - segmentation fault". Then the system start to act cracy.

Where is this?  There isn't a system utility called 'mc' as far as I can
find, at least in versions < 2.2.2.  If it crashes and thus causes the
system to crash, perhaps you shouldn't be using it? :) 

> What I can find in this situation is that the rc.conf-file starts to be
> corrupted. It looks like as if all comments in the rc.conf duplicates -
> "the file starts to grow" - more or less every time I do something. And at
> the end it is finally corrupt - and some strange behavior comes up during
> booting. There is also a backup of the rc.conf - rc.conf.previous, but this
> will of course also go nuts if this "duplication" has been done 2 times.

This sounds like some filesystem corruption.  Run fsck -y on all your
filesystems to make sure they're clear.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
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