JP Rosevear (email@example.com)
Fri, 11 Jun 1999 11:08:45 -0400
> If I run a KDE app from the command line and, after quitting mysteriously it
> tells me:
> "segmentation fault (core dumped)"
> what does this mean (sounds bad ;).
> Evan Read
> / / (_)__ __ ____ __
> / /__/ / _ \/ // /\ \/ / . . . t h e c h o i c e o f a
> /____/_/_//_/\_,_/ /_/\_\ G N U g e n e r a t i o n . . .
Means there was a good 'ol memory access problem, many times caused by
dereferencing a null pointer. The kernel will then dump the core (the
processes' memory image), a hold over from the Un*x when it was possible
to look at the core and determine what went wrong - these days 10MB is a
fair bit more to look at than the 4k of yore.
What program was it?
-- ======================================================================= JP Rosevear firstname.lastname@example.org Arcavia Software Ltd. (905) 853-7714
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