Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 177568
prelink causes computer to shutdown abnormally
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:20 EST
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Description of problem:
Whenever prelink runs on my system, it gets to a certain point and then my system immediately powers off. I then have to reboot my system three times before I can get back to work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enter '/sbin/prelink -a' from the command line OR wait for it to execute on its own (I think that cron might be launching it automatically, but I don't know for sure).
Actual Results: My computer abruptly powered itself off.
Expected Results: prelink should have prelinked all the ELF files.
Then you either have hardware problems, or are hitting some kernel bug.
All prelink does is read, modify and write files and run the dynamic linker
in tracing mode (which is again just reading files).
*** Bug 177572 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
It turns out that my problems are based on failing hardware, not prelink or the
linux kernel. This is good for everyone, though this means that I need to
acquire a new laptop sometime soon.
Thank you for taking the time to look into my bug report.
(In reply to comment #1)
> Then you either have hardware problems, or are hitting some kernel bug.
> All prelink does is read, modify and write files and run the dynamic linker
> in tracing mode (which is again just reading files).