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Re: cvs history error...

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: cvs history error...
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 15:13:30 -0500

Robert Bresner wrote:

> Howdy --
> granted we have a 680MB history file.
> Could that be why I'm getting this error?
>         >cvs history -T -a olfmake.defs
>         Terminated with fatal signal 11
>         >cvs -v
>         Concurrent Versions System (CVS) 1.10.8 (client)
>         Copyright (c) 1989-1998 Brian Berliner, david d `zoo' zuhn,
>                                 Jeff Polk, and other authors
>         CVS may be copied only under the terms of the GNU General Public 
> License,
>         a copy of which can be found with the CVS distribution kit.
>         Specify the --help option for further information about CVS
> The history file is sitting on a Solaris machine with cvs 1.10.8 server.
> Most of the history file was created with cvs 1.9.x, could that be the
> problem? And what is a fatal signal 11, anyway?

According to my POSIX.1 spec, signal 11 is SIGSEGV.  If it has to do with 
out of memory, something not improbable with a 680MB history file, I would think
that a NULL pointer returned by a bad alloc call had been accessed, but those 
usually hard to get with CVS due to the way it allocates memory.  Of course, I
suppose it's also possible that cvs 1.10.8 expects a history line longer that 
provides or some such, though I haven't heard of this coming up in the past.  
you send me a debugger backtrace from the core your server dumped?


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