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Re: another mysterious segfault

From: Mark Burgess
Subject: Re: another mysterious segfault
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 08:17:02 +0200

Interesting. I get a lot of seg fault complaints from Fedora/redhat
users. I wonder about the C library package it is using. Is there any
upgrade/patch you could try for the C library? Upgrading has helped
several others out of mysterious seg faults.

THe core file will probably only show what you already told me, so no
need to send that.


On Sat, 2005-08-27 at 21:48 -0700, Lars Damerow wrote:
> From Mark Burgess <address@hidden>, Sat, Aug 27, 2005 at 07:50:26AM +0200:
> > 
> > Lars - what version are you using? Is it a recent one? (2.1.15 or
> > later?). Segfault during malloc usually means one of two things:
> > 
> > 1) a bug in libc (what OS is this? Some red hat linuxes have old libs
> > with problems)
> > 
> > 2) a bug in the program somewhere else entirely which is hard to find.
> > 
> > Can you provide more info?
> Certainly! It's a stock Fedora Core 4 installation, using the cfengine-2.1.15
> package provided in Fedora Extras. Is there any other information that would 
> be
> helpful? I have a core file if that would be useful.
> cheers,
> lars
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