CURRENT 20020211: Dead on arrival?

William F. Maton wmaton at
Tue Mar 12 00:06:21 UTC 2002

On Mon, 11 Mar 2002, Jeffrey M. Vinocur wrote:

> > Running "su - news -c /var/news/bin/ ; ps ax &" briefly displays
> > innd running, in state R, but a subsequent "ps ax" reveals it to be gone.
> Yeah -- this is the thing I've been debugging aloud the past day or two.
> I'm also working with one of the gcc developers trying to pin it down,
> although if you're seeing it too...what do `gcc -v` and `ld -v` say on
> your system?

mcast ROOT 100% gcc -v
Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-linux/2.95.2/specs
gcc version 2.95.2 20000220 (Debian GNU/Linux)
mcast ROOT 101% ld -V
GNU ld version 2.9.5 (with BFD
  Supported emulations:
mcast ROOT 102%

> What's the last snapshot that you were running successfully?  Maybe we can
> track down which changes are potentially responsible.

On mcast it was 20020305.

> I don't know of any good way around this -- I added a busy loop around
> line 555 of innd.c, and once I get gdb attached I jump past the loop.
> It's an awful hack, but ah well.

Mmmm....the diff is large.  I'll upgrade mcast to the version running on
crc-news and see if that makes a difference. (no pun intended)


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