Python segfault

Marius Gedminas marius at
Thu Jul 15 11:21:35 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 12:09:39PM +0100, R Kimber wrote:
> I'm getting fairly regular messages from logcheck about a python segfault.
> the log entry says:
> kernel: [362610.780091] python[4152]: segfault at 7fec00ce4190 ip
> 00007fec00ce4190 sp 00007fffdfa340b8 error 15 in
> A quick google didn't produce any conclusive explanation.  Anyone else see
> this?  Is this likely to be a problem with a particular app that uses
> python, or with python itself?

It looks like a segfault in, so it could be a bug in that
library.  Or it could be an application using that library wrong.

If it's not deterministic, it could also be a hardware problem causing
random memory errors.

(I would like to know what "error 15" means in this context.)

Marius Gedminas
Every nonzero finite dimensional inner product space has an orthonormal basis.

It makes sense, when you don't think about it.
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