[gmx-users] segmentation fault error
lindahl at sbc.su.se
Mon Dec 12 09:20:06 CET 2005
Segfaults shouldn't really happen (=bug). Mark is probably right that
it is an input error, but we try to catch bad things before they
happen and quit the program in a somewhat clean manner.
Report back with lots of details and we'll see if we can provide a
better error message in the future.
On Dec 10, 2005, at 1:19 PM, Mark Abraham wrote:
> Rahul Karyappa wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I am running MD on my system. But after few steps it
>> gives error as "Segmentation fault". I have generated my
>> structure using Cerius2 and I have minimised it also. Even I
>> minimised the structure usiong Gromacs. But still it gives this
>> What will be the cause of this error? I am totally
>> confused. PLease let me know about this. Thanking you in advance.
> A segmentation fault is a generic error report that occurs when a
> program tries to read or write memory errors that it shouldn't (be
> able to) access. In well-tested software like gromacs, this usually
> means inappropriate input has been provided. It is like going to
> the doctor and saying "I'm sick"... you'll need to provide more
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