Segfaults in weird places after aptitude update && aptitude upgrade on clean alternate gutsy install
brian.mckee at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 14:28:34 UTC 2008
On Sat, 2008-02-23 at 13:18 +0100, Gerald Dachs wrote:
> Am Fri, 22 Feb 2008 21:03:47 -0500
> schrieb Brian McKee <brian.mckee at gmail.com>:
> > On Sat, 2008-02-23 at 02:43 +0100, Gerald Dachs wrote:
> > > Am Fri, 22 Feb 2008 20:25:29 -0500
> > > schrieb Brian McKee <brian.mckee at gmail.com>:
> > > > So, I tried just 'perl -V' and guess what - it segfaults!
> > >
> > > Do you have strace on your machine? The output of strace "perl -v"
> > > would be interesting.
> > (transcribed by hand - so typos possible)
> > execve("/usr/bin/perl",["perl","-V"], [/* 17 vars */]) = -1 EFAULT
> > (Bad address)
> > --- SIGSEGV (Segmentation fault) @ 0 (0) ---
> > +++ killed by SIGSEGV (core dumped) +++
> > Process 6557 detached
> > Now what does that tell us?
> With the right man pages installed you could do 'man execve'.
> Maybe it doesn't tell you much, but I can see that it is not perl that
> is crashing, it is the loader that tries to fork the perl process,
> before perl gets started then. In your other mail you have found the
> reason already. I have no idea how this could happen, but I wouldn't
> trust your hard disk anymore.
Yeah, I'm agreeing with you. I'm going to redo the install using ext3
rather than XFS and leave everything the same, and see what happens.
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