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Using gcc3 as a benchmark / Kernel Panics

I have no idea, in what way gcc would benefit from a faster malloc. But I'd like to find out. So I downloaded gcc3, configured and compiled it. Problem is, that my old nemesis the NFS crasher, that has haunted me since OpenStep I believe (Rhapsody at the very latest) is still present, albeit very well obscured in Mac OS X 10.2.6. What used to crash me daily, has now happened for the first time in 10 months.

Unfortunately reproducably, so I have to redo everything on my overflowing local disk (500MB left) instead of my network drive (40 GB left).

Here's what the crash looks like, in case you wonder:

Wed Jun 25 22:37:21 2003

panic(cpu 0): nfs: bioread, not dir
Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
      Backtrace:
         0x0008581C 0x00085C4C 0x000287B4 0x0016EF44 0x000B08F8 0x000B8B98 0x0020F3CC 0x00092970 
         0x00090009 
Proceeding back via exception chain:
   Exception state (sv=0x18CF7500)
      PC=0x9000B6CC; MSR=0x0000F030; DAR=0x0007E4B0; DSISR=0x40000000; LR=0x0002C6CC; R1=0xBFFFDA80; XC
P=0x00000030 (0xC00 - System call)

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 6.6:
Thu May  1 21:48:54 PDT 2003; root:xnu/xnu-344.34.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC

and no I don't think it will ever get fixed :)