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Bug 165884 - dhcp6c crashes sometimes
dhcp6c crashes sometimes
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dhcpv6 (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jason Vas Dias
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Reported: 2005-08-13 11:47 EDT by Peter Bieringer
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Fixed In Version: 0.10-14
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Last Closed: 2005-09-05 02:12:15 EDT
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Description Peter Bieringer 2005-08-13 11:47:47 EDT
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Description of problem:
During playing around with dhcp6c, it sometimes crashes

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. cat /etc/dhcp6c.conf
interface eth0 {
#       information-only;
        send rapid-commit;
        request domain-name-servers;
#       request temp-address;

2. dhcp6c  -f eth0

segmentation fault

Actual Results:  # LANG=C gdb /sbin/dhcp6c core.7370
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This GDB was configured as "i386-redhat-linux-gnu"...(no debugging symbols found)
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/".

Reading symbols from shared object read from target memory...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded system supplied DSO at 0xf5f000
Core was generated by `dhcp6c -f eth0'.
Program terminated with signal 11, Segmentation fault.

warning: svr4_current_sos: Can't read pathname for load map: Input/output error

Reading symbols from /lib/ symbols from /usr/lib/debug/lib/
Loaded symbols for /lib/
Reading symbols from /lib/
Loaded symbols for /lib/
Reading symbols from /lib/ symbols from /usr/lib/debug/lib/
Loaded symbols for /lib/
Reading symbols from /lib/ symbols from /usr/lib/debug/lib/
Loaded symbols for /lib/
Reading symbols from /usr/lib/
Loaded symbols for /usr/lib/
Reading symbols from /lib/ symbols from /usr/lib/debug/lib/
Loaded symbols for /lib/
#0  0x0805c41e in dprintf ()
(gdb) bt
#0  0x0805c41e in dprintf ()
#1  0x0805c9b3 in dprintf ()
#2  0x080540fe in dprintf ()
#3  0x0804b009 in ?? ()
#4  0x0804cb5b in ?? ()
#5  0x00e00de6 in __libc_start_main (main=0x804c24c, argc=3, ubp_av=0xbf8a86b4, init=0x805e40c <getifaddrs+3404>,
    fini=0x805e45c <getifaddrs+3484>, rtld_fini=0x23af2d <_dl_fini>, stack_end=0xbf8a86ac) at ../sysdeps/generic/libc-start.c:228
#6  0x08049ab1 in ?? ()

Expected Results:  Not crashing

Additional info:

I can provide core file, if necessary.
Comment 1 Jason Vas Dias 2005-08-15 21:37:34 EDT
I am not able to reproduce this problem, but it may be fixed with the new
dhcpv6-0.10-14_FC4 release, available from: 
and shortly to be released in fc4-updates-testing.

The above gdb trace shows that dhcp6c generates a memory access violation
in the getifaddrs() function.

Now, the problem was that dhcpv6-0.10-13- provided its own getifaddrs 
implementation, but our glibc has its own (probably more up-to-date and robust) 

With dhcpv6-0.10-14, I removed dhcpv6's getifaddrs implementation (and some
other glibc function implementations it was defining).

If you can still reproduce this problem with dhcpv6-0.10-14, please can you
append the output of these commands from the time when the problem occurs:
# ip link show
# ip addr show
( the violation in getifaddrs is probably specific to a certain IP interface
) - thank you!
Comment 2 Jason Vas Dias 2005-08-22 12:59:56 EDT
As I'm still not able to reproduce any crash with the new dhcpv6-0.10-14, and
no further information has been posted to this bug, I'm assuming it is fixed
with the new version - if not, please re-open.

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