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Bug 35920 - rhn_register dump core
rhn_register dump core
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhn_register (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Adrian Likins
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2001-04-14 02:21 EDT by John Newbigin
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:45 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-02 17:37:04 EDT
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script output of crash (3.98 KB, text/plain)
2001-04-16 21:23 EDT, John Newbigin
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Description John Newbigin 2001-04-14 02:21:03 EDT
when running rhn_register on a 386, the screen is filled with the blue background and then I get a Segmentation fault (core dumped)

[root@gw /root]# file core
core: ELF 32-bit LSB core file of 'rhn_register' (signal 11), Intel 80386, version 1

I assume that it is python which is crashing but I don't know anything about python.

I have the following RPM's installed

I have upgraded to rhn_register-1.3.2-0.6.x and the problem still persists.
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2001-04-16 11:09:10 EDT

can you verify?

JN:  Do you get the segfault right away, or does it go through a couple of 
screens first and then segfault?
Comment 2 Jay Turner 2001-04-16 15:02:19 EDT
Not in our lab.  Oldest thing that we have is a 486SX.
Comment 3 John Newbigin 2001-04-16 21:23:04 EDT
Created attachment 15464 [details]
script output of crash
Comment 4 John Newbigin 2001-04-16 21:27:08 EDT
When rhn_register is started, there is about 20 seconds of disk grindage (it is
a 386 after all, 7.94 bogomips).  Then the screen colors are set to white on
blue, the screen is cleared and then the crash.  I have attached a typescript
which probably won't help much.

One thing it could be is the CPU does have the popad bug but I would imagine
that the compiler would not use that instruction if it was known to be buggy
(not to mention extreemly inefficient)
Comment 5 Adrian Likins 2001-07-05 20:30:34 EDT
If this still happens with the latest versions, could you attach a copy
of the core dump?

I really havent a clue what is causing this atm, but suspect it is
a bug somewhere either deep in python, or perhaps rpm.

Have you had any similar crashes with rpm on this machine? How about any
other python or gtk apps?
Comment 6 John Newbigin 2001-07-05 21:55:50 EDT
I have had problems on the machine before with RH6.0 because something (glibc?) was compiled with i486 instructions.  This however caues 'illegal instruction' 
errors. SIGILL.

I have now upgraded the box so I can not test it immediatly but I still have the machine if you want to persue this.

I did not have any problems with RPM.
The only python app I ran was rhn_register.

Is there a pyhthon test suite?

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