Bug 126679 - perl causes kernel panic
perl causes kernel panic
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: perl (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Chip Turner
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-06-24 13:10 EDT by Nicholas Ritter
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-07-09 14:30:15 EDT
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Description Nicholas Ritter 2004-06-24 13:10:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
Bad: When compiling rrdtool-1.0.48 (as downloaded from rrdtool.org) 
the kernel panics with a fatal exception during the compile (not 
the ./configure) phase.

Bad: This happens everytime, even after errata updates as of 6/24/04.

Good: after a reboot, if I go into the same build directory and, 
without doing a 'make clean', do a make I get a compile error without 
a kernel panic.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.4.21-15.0.2.ELsmp, perl-5.8.0-88.4

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start with a RHEL AS v3 update 2 system for AMD64 
2. download rrdtool-1.0.48 from rrdtool.org
3. run configure script for rrdtool source, do not specify any 
options to configure
4. run make

Actual Results:  Kernel panics with a fatal exception error, and 
mentions the perl executable in the dump screen.

Expected Results:  rrdtool compiles without errors as it does on RHEL 
v3 for i386.

Additional info:

The error I get after reboot from kernel panic, when I try to compile 
again with doing a make clean as something 
with "/usr/bin/ld: ../src/.libs//librrd_private.a(parsetime.o): 
relocation R_X86_64_32 can not be used when making a shared object; 
recompile with -fPIC


I can be contacted at ritter@lakeforest.edu, or 847-735-5112. I would 
love to get this fixed, much less help improve a RedHat product. 
Please let me know if you need anything further.
Comment 1 Nicholas Ritter 2004-07-09 14:30:15 EDT
You can close this bug ticket. Turned out there was a bad RAM DIMM.

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