Bug 196659 - bus error happens with memset
bus error happens with memset
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 196658
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
ia64 Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-06-26 06:02 EDT by William Bai
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Description William Bai 2006-06-26 06:02:46 EDT
Description of problem:
    Bus error in memset when used with shmat(hugetlb), memcpy. It's OK on 
x86_64(hugetlb's pagesize 2MB), but wrong on ia64(hugetlb's pagesize 256MB)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
    The following program can duplicate the bus error.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/shm.h>
int main()
   int i = 0;
   int shmid[3];
   void *addr[3];
   for (i=0; i<3; i++) {
     shmid[i] = shmget(IPC_PRIVATE, 256*1024*1024ULL,  
     if (shmid[i] < 0) {
   addr[0] = shmat(shmid[0], NULL, SHM_RND | SHM_UNLOCK);
   printf("addr0 is %lx\n", addr[0]);
   addr[1] = shmat(shmid[1], (void *)addr[0]+256 * 1024 *1024ULL, SHM_RND | 
   printf("addr1 is %lx\n", addr[1]);
   memcpy((void *)addr[1], (void *)addr[0], 256*1024*1024ULL);
   addr[2] = shmat(shmid[2], NULL, SHM_RND | SHM_UNLOCK);
   printf("addr2 is %lx\n", addr[2]);
   memset((void *)addr[2], 0, 256*1024*1024ULL);
Comment 1 Jason Baron 2006-06-26 10:10:52 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 196658 ***

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