problems with 'makehistory'

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Sat Jun 24 01:51:11 UTC 2000


Marcin Labuda <martin at ivp.pl> writes:

> After installing the new inn-CURRENT-20000509 I decided to reinitialized
> the overview database. 'makehistory -x -O' failed with SIGSEGV. I
> thought it could be a problem with 'tradindexed' overview storage method
> so I change it to 'buffindexed'. The same problem...

> Core was generated by `makehistory -x -O'.
> Program terminated with signal 11, Segmentation fault.
> Reading symbols from /lib/libresolv.so.2...done.
> Reading symbols from /lib/libcrypt.so.1...done.
> Reading symbols from /lib/libc.so.6...done.
> Reading symbols from /lib/ld-linux.so.2...done.
> Reading symbols from /lib/libnss_files.so.2...done.
> Reading symbols from /lib/libnss_nisplus.so.2...done.
> Reading symbols from /lib/libnsl.so.1...done.
> Reading symbols from /lib/libnss_nis.so.2...done.
> Reading symbols from /lib/libnss_dns.so.2...done.
> #0  __libc_free (mem=0x1) at malloc.c:2941
> 2941    malloc.c: No such file or directory.
> (gdb)

That unfortunately points to a memory corruption bug somewhere and those
are nasty to try to track down.  :/  I'd normally resort to Purify at that
point, which is hard to do for someone else's setup remotely.

Are you still seeing this problem?

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Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>



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