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Bug 437047 - Crash on manual driver select and load (double free or corruption)
Crash on manual driver select and load (double free or corruption)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F9Blocker
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Reported: 2008-03-11 17:16 EDT by Dr. Tilmann Bubeck
Modified: 2008-03-12 22:25 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-12 22:25:17 EDT
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Description Dr. Tilmann Bubeck 2008-03-11 17:16:44 EDT
Description of problem:
Whenever you manually select a driver to load then anaconda crashes. This is
regardless of the selected driver and happens with every driver with:
*** glibc detected *** /sbin/loader: double free or corruption (!prev):
0x09bc7388 ***
======= Backtrace: ========

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

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from DVD with kernel option "noprobe" to force a driver selection.
2. Select NFS installation
3. You will be prompted for a driver to select and load
4. Select an arbitrary driver (e.g. 8139too, or e1000 or ppp_generic)
5. Crash occurs
Actual results:
Above crash

Expected results:
Load driver

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-03-11 23:06:41 EDT
Can you provide the full traceback you received?
Comment 2 Dr. Tilmann Bubeck 2008-03-12 04:41:26 EDT
This traceback is from selecting "ppp_generic" driver:
*** glibc detected *** /sbin/loader: double free or corruption (!prev): 
0x09617700 ***
======= Backtrace: ========
======= Memory Map: ======
00110000-00111000 r-xp 00110000 00:00 0   [vdso]
08048000-0828e000 r-xp 00000000 00:01 36  /sbin/loader
0828e000-08299000 rw-p 00245000 00:01 36  /sbin/loader
08299000-082d3000 rw-p 08299000 00:00 0
095a4000-0964c000 rw-p 095a4000 00:00 0
b7e00000-b7e26000 rw-p b7e00000 00:00 0
b7e26000-b7f00000 ---p b7e26000 00:00 0
b7f2d000-b7f30000 rw-p b7f2d000 00:00 0
bfc09000-bfc1e000 rw-p bffea000 00:00 0   [stack]
Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2008-03-12 16:22:34 EDT
is this better in F9-Alpha?  A quick test here didn't show a segfault, and I
know we've made some changes to this code since F8.
Comment 4 Dr. Tilmann Bubeck 2008-03-12 18:09:35 EDT
I can confirm, that there is no backtrace in F9-Alpha. Well done!
Comment 5 Chris Lumens 2008-03-12 22:25:17 EDT
Hooray, something works!

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