intermittent crashing of programs

Patrick Geoffray patrick at
Thu Feb 21 09:25:58 PST 2002

Donald Becker wrote:

> Hmmm, there is a similar problem reported in the eepro100 list on a Dell
> 4400 server.  There the problem occurs when a PCI device is accessed
> (and of course the driver is blamed).  I'm guessing that problem
> is a datapath parity error, which is slightly different than a PCI
> parity error.

A PCI analyser would tell you which device is generating the error, ifany.
How the driver can be blamed ? A NMI is a hardware Oops, the driver may 
trigger it but the bad guy is much more lower level than that.

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