Segmentation Faults

Jonathan Belson jon at
Fri Nov 10 08:45:03 GMT 2000

>In short;
>What are they?  Are they an indicator of iffy hardware or are they just

It's the kernel's way of telling you that an application has attempted to
access memory that doesn't belong to it.  In theory you can avoid them
by not running buggy software, but they can also be a sign of faulty
hardware - cpu and memory are usually the main culprits.



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