Bug 130594 - Program mprime in GIMPS project does not run
Summary: Program mprime in GIMPS project does not run
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel   
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Version: 2
Hardware: i586
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Dave Jones
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Reported: 2004-08-22 15:55 UTC by Richard Steck
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:09 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-04-16 05:01:26 UTC
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strace output of mprime (from mprime235.tar.gz) segfaulting on kernel 521 (3.07 KB, text/plain)
2004-08-23 13:13 UTC, Barry K. Nathan
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strace output of mprime (from sprime235.tar.gz) segfaulting on kernel 521 (1.79 KB, text/plain)
2004-08-23 13:14 UTC, Barry K. Nathan
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Description Richard Steck 2004-08-22 15:55:36 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)

Description of problem:
GIMPS is the Great Internet Prime Search, a distributed computing 
program widely used to search for prime numbers.

The main program, mprime, works with  2.6.7-1.494.2.2  and with prior 
kernels but does not work with  2.6.8-1.521.  The program aborts with 
a shell signal 11.

I tried this on two machines, so I am pretty sure there is a problem.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.run  mprime in terminal mode

Actual Results:  Program aborts with signal 11.

Expected Results:  Should have entered into prime number computation.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2004-08-22 16:02:04 UTC
can you attach a strace of this app?
Is it available for download somewhere ?

Comment 2 Barry K. Nathan 2004-08-23 13:11:57 UTC
Download page:

I will be attaching strace output in the next few minutes.

Comment 3 Barry K. Nathan 2004-08-23 13:13:30 UTC
Created attachment 102979 [details]
strace output of mprime (from mprime235.tar.gz) segfaulting on kernel 521

Comment 4 Barry K. Nathan 2004-08-23 13:14:49 UTC
Created attachment 102980 [details]
strace output of mprime (from sprime235.tar.gz) segfaulting on kernel 521

Comment 5 Richard Steck 2004-08-24 01:47:18 UTC
Thank you for showing me the strace.  I am a newbie. 
Please tell me if the mprime problem I reported is due to mprime, due 
to the 2.6.8-1.521 kernel or somewhere else. 
Thank you for your help.  The GIMPS project and mprime are widely 

Comment 6 Barry K. Nathan 2004-09-18 11:26:17 UTC
---begin quote---
New features in Version 23.9 of mprime

1)  Fixed mprime crash bug that arose when Fedora users upgraded to
    kernel 2.6.8-1.520.
---end quote---

(quoting from whatsnew.txt in mprime239.tar.gz)

There's a new release of mprime on the mersenne.org web site. I
haven't tried it yet, but the release notes indicate that it should
fix the crash.

Comment 7 Dave Jones 2005-04-16 05:01:26 UTC
Fedora Core 2 has now reached end of life, and no further updates will be
provided by Red Hat.  The Fedora legacy project will be producing further kernel
updates for security problems only.

If this bug has not been fixed in the latest Fedora Core 2 update kernel, please
try to reproduce it under Fedora Core 3, and reopen if necessary, changing the
product version accordingly.

Thank you.

Comment 8 Barry K. Nathan 2005-05-19 08:14:49 UTC
For the sake of completing the historical record:

The bug was in a third-party program (mprime) which is not shipped in RHEL or
Fedora Core and which has since been corrected (as I mentioned in comment #6; I
have since tested that fix and confirmed that the fix is effective).

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