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Re: Problem with running tests during installing coreutils-5.94

From: Adam Waltman
Subject: Re: Problem with running tests during installing coreutils-5.94
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 11:54:20 +0200

Hi everyone,

I am positively suprised by the number of suggestions I have received,
thank you very much :-)!
Here is my combined response.

>>> Program terminated with signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
>>> The program no longer exists.
>>> No stack.
>>> (gdb)
>> Oh. That's unexpected.
> Or a sign that everything was configured with debug information
> stripped and compilation took place with optimizations, in which case
> you are reduced to assembly level debugging.  Can you reconfigure the
> package to turn on debugging and reduce the optimization level?
> Perhaps you have run into a compiler bug at higher levels of
> optimizations (that has been known to happen before), but it takes
> some big efforts to debug stuff like that.
My previous gcc settings were: -g -O2
I have changed it to: -g
But the results were exactly the same.
I have also received a suggestion to try with newer gcc, I was using
gcc 3.3.6 previously.
I tried with gcc 3.4.5, but also without any difference.

> Unkillable processes stuck in state "D" sound like possible hardware
> error. Perhaps there are obvious error messages in the kernel log
> which could confirm this.

This is the error message I have in kernel log, not very helpful :-):
Apr 18 14:05:29 [kernel] Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at
virtual address 00000018
Could anything be done to help me not to rebooot the server every time?

Finally I have  applied patch from Paul Eggert
> I've long been suspicious of the 'alloca' inside shred.c.  Can you
> please apply the patch at the end of this message?
And it helped!
Shred works as it should, make check passes all the test.

Thank you for your help once again.
I have updated the Gentoo bugzilla
now I am waiting for the patched version to appear in Gentoo repository.

Best regards,

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