Ben NanoNote next release progress

Xiangfu Liu xiangfu at
Mon Aug 15 10:23:58 EDT 2011

On 08/15/2011 07:58 PM, Freemor wrote:
> I'm wondering if the segfaults are due to an out of memory situation. In using links to read 
> ebooks I came across a situation where it would segfault if I tried to search for Chapter headings.
> This was fixed by the simple addition of a swap file (on my uSD card not the internal nand). Can someone
> runnin gthe testing image try turning on swap and see if it fixes these segfault? (I'd hate to loose python)


thanks for reply. I have tried swap in my nanonote with testing image:
 mkswap /dev/mtdblock3 
 swapon /dev/mtdblock3

root at BenNanoNote:/# free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:         28048      26184       1864          0          4       9412
-/+ buffers/cache:      16768      11280
Swap:      1564668          0    1564668

but python still get :
 root at BenNanoNote:~# python
Python 2.6.4 (r264:75706, Jul  6 2011, 01:26:36) 
[GCC 4.5.4 20110526 (prerelease)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
Segmentation fault

strace python get:
close(4)                                = 0
open("/lib/", O_RDONLY)    = 4
fstat(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=59676, ...}) = 0
close(4)                                = 0
--- SIGSEGV (Segmentation fault) @ 0 (0) ---
+++ killed by SIGSEGV +++
Segmentation fault

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