CURRENT 20020211: Dead on arrival?
William F. Maton
wmaton at ryouko.dgim.crc.ca
Tue Mar 12 00:06:21 UTC 2002
On Mon, 11 Mar 2002, Jeffrey M. Vinocur wrote:
> > Running "su - news -c /var/news/bin/rc.news ; 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 126.96.36.199.37)
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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