Bug 170904 - logrotate segfaults on what appears to be a valid config file
Summary: logrotate segfaults on what appears to be a valid config file
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: logrotate (Show other bugs)
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Vrabec
QA Contact:
: 170955 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-10-15 11:51 UTC by Bojan Smojver
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-10-15 22:57:27 UTC
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
Configuration file (505 bytes, text/plain)
2005-10-15 11:51 UTC, Bojan Smojver
no flags Details
strace output (26.17 KB, text/plain)
2005-10-15 11:52 UTC, Bojan Smojver
no flags Details

Description Bojan Smojver 2005-10-15 11:51:13 UTC
Created attachment 120012 [details]
Configuration file

Comment 1 Bojan Smojver 2005-10-15 11:51:13 UTC
Description of problem:
logrotate segfaults with:


/etc/cron.daily/logrotate: line 3:  4376 Segmentation fault     
/usr/sbin/logrotate /etc/logrotate.conf

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

How reproducible:
Happens every day.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do nothing, let cron/anacron run logrotate.

Actual results:
logrotate segfaults.

Expected results:
Should work as it used to.

Additional info:
Attaching config file and strace output.

GDB backtrace:
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This GDB was configured as "i386-redhat-linux-gnu"...Using host libthread_db
library "/lib/libthread_db.so.1".

(gdb) set args /etc/logrotate.conf
(gdb) r
Starting program: /usr/sbin/logrotate /etc/logrotate.conf
Reading symbols from shared object read from target memory...done.
Loaded system supplied DSO at 0x8e7000

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x00b7c026 in free () from /lib/libc.so.6
(gdb) bt
#0  0x00b7c026 in free () from /lib/libc.so.6
#1  0x0804ce6d in main (argc=2, argv=0xbfdac244) at logrotate.c:90
#2  0x00b2d50f in __libc_start_main () from /lib/libc.so.6
#3  0x08049851 in _start ()

Comment 2 Bojan Smojver 2005-10-15 11:52:51 UTC
Created attachment 120013 [details]
strace output

Comment 3 Peter Vrabec 2005-10-15 12:34:18 UTC
check logrotate-3.7.2-7 please,


Comment 4 Bojan Smojver 2005-10-15 22:57:27 UTC
Yeah, appears much better. Thanks.

Comment 5 Peter Vrabec 2005-10-17 06:59:57 UTC
*** Bug 170955 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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