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Date:      Thu, 07 Nov 1996 18:34:13 -0800
From:      David Greenman <>
To:        "Bill Harrison" <>
Cc:        freebsd-q <>
Subject:   Re: Question 
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Thu, 07 Nov 1996 16:13:09 PST." <> 

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>What causes a message from the kernel - exit on signal 11
>The book says signal 11 is a segmentation fault. But should I be looking for
>a hardware memory problem or was there a problem in the software that was

   It indicates that a program dereferenced a bad (usually NULL) pointer. It's
usually caused by a programming error, but could indicate a hardware problem
if it occurs randomly.


David Greenman
Core-team/Principal Architect, The FreeBSD Project

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