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Bug 3971 - /usr/bin/gprof core dump, Redhat 6.0 Alpha.
/usr/bin/gprof core dump, Redhat 6.0 Alpha.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: binutils (Show other bugs)
alpha Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
: 3972 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-07-09 17:55 EDT by phil
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-30 17:23:33 EDT
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Description phil 1999-07-09 17:55:50 EDT
I have an executable that causes /usr/bin/gprof on Redhat
6.0 Alpha to give a segmentation fault and dump core, as in
  /usr/bin/gprof ep.S.1.gprof

The ep.S.1.gprof and gmon.out files are available in

I have mail from Ian Taylor (ian@zembu.com) which says
Jeff Law has checked in a patch to egcs which appears
to fix the problem:
 Tue Jun 29 01:37:53 1999 Jeffery A Law  (law@cygnus.com)

 * expr.c (emit_block_move): Properly handle case where one
 of the block move arguments has a queued increment or
 (clear_storage): Similarly.  Fix formatting goof.

Let me know if i can provide additional information.


Phil Kaslo
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-07-10 10:24:59 EDT
*** Bug 3972 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

the graphic profiler gprof which is part of the binutils
suite shipped with red hat 6.0 - alpha
(binutils- seg faults dumping core.

------- Additional Comments From notting@redhat.com  07/09/99 18:31 -------

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3970 ***

------- Additional Comments From dummkopf@debussy.ucsc.edu  07/09/99 19:04 -------
it seems to me that this bug is unrelated to bug 3970.
Comment 2 Jim Kingdon 1999-07-24 13:02:59 EDT
I don't see any files at ftp://ftp.cs.arizona.edu/pub/phil
I'd like to see source code as well as the profiling data.
Comment 3 Jim Kingdon 1999-07-30 17:23:59 EDT
I have verified Ian's diagnosis and have uploaded egcs-1.1.2-17
which has the fix which Ian suggests.

------- Additional Comments From   08/29/99 19:23 -------
where did you upload egcs-1.1.2-17 to? i cannot find it on the rufus
database since i want to fix the problem on my machine as well.

thanks, helmut.
Comment 4 Jim Kingdon 1999-08-29 22:26:59 EDT
egcs-1.1.2-19 is part of rawhide (see http://developer.redhat.com/
for general information or http://www.redhat.com/download/mirror.html
for a list of mirror sites - see the rawhide directory).
Comment 5 helmut katzgraber 1999-08-30 12:55:59 EDT
egcs-1.1.2-19 still seg faults with my code when i invoke gprof on the
Comment 6 Jim Kingdon 1999-08-30 13:44:59 EDT
You need to recompile gprof (or get binutils-
Also bug #4395.
Comment 7 helmut katzgraber 1999-08-30 19:02:59 EDT
cannot find the binutils- on rawhide. only ...23-4. when
can i expect it to be posted there? h.
Comment 8 Jim Kingdon 1999-08-31 10:54:59 EDT
Rawhide releases happen once a week and binutils-
should be in the next one.

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