Bug 446487 - innd segfaults at startup (libperl related)
innd segfaults at startup (libperl related)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: inn (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ondrej Vasik
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-05-14 16:09 EDT by Lucas Maneos
Modified: 2008-05-21 07:01 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 2.4.4-1.fc9
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-05-21 07:01:32 EDT
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strace output (9.78 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-05-14 16:09 EDT, Lucas Maneos
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Description Lucas Maneos 2008-05-14 16:09:25 EDT
Description of problem:

When starting innd the daemon dies with a segmentation fault.  Dmesg output shows:

kernel: innd[1037]: segfault at 0 ip 0020925b sp bf9444a0 error 4 in

The sp number varies, but ip * libperl.so offset are always constant.

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


How reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. /etc/init.d/innd start
Actual results:

The init script reports OK, but innd has actually crashed.

Expected results:

Normal startup of innd.

Additional info:

This is a freshly-upgraded system, previously running F8 with
inn-2.4.3-9.fc8.i386, functioning normally.  I tried rebuilding the history &
overview but it hasn't made a difference.

I managed to strace it using the  in
<http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/faqs/inn.html#S3.6>, attaching the output
(segmentation fault is at line 639).
Comment 1 Lucas Maneos 2008-05-14 16:09:25 EDT
Created attachment 305397 [details]
strace output
Comment 2 Tom Hughes 2008-05-16 19:16:11 EDT
I am also seeing this on an x86_64 system upgraded from Fedora 8.
Comment 3 Tom Hughes 2008-05-16 19:38:42 EDT
I have managed to get innd starting now by replacing
/usr/lib/news/bin/filter/startup_innd.pl with an empty file.
Comment 4 Lucas Maneos 2008-05-17 02:41:26 EDT
Confirmed (and thanks!), getting rid of the code in startup_innd.pl allows innd
to start here as well.
Comment 5 Lucas Maneos 2008-05-19 07:40:54 EDT
But it died again (same segfault details in dmesg) during Sunday's cron.daily :-(
Comment 6 Ondrej Vasik 2008-05-19 09:07:45 EDT
Thanks for report... What does rpm -q perl and rpm -V say? It seems to be some
issue with perl.
Comment 7 Ondrej Vasik 2008-05-19 09:08:36 EDT
(I meant rpm -V perl of course)
Comment 8 Lucas Maneos 2008-05-19 09:32:49 EDT
rpm -q perl: perl-5.10.0-20.fc9.i386
rpm -V perl: no output

According to <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/software/inn/docs-2.4/news.html#S1>,
Perl 5.10 support was added in 2.4.4.
Comment 9 Ondrej Vasik 2008-05-19 09:43:05 EDT
Thanks for that link and information, inn-2.4.4 was built in rawhide, so it does
mean that I have to build it for F9 as well ... Just to be sure that it will
solve troubles, could you please try those rawhide RPM's?
Comment 10 Lucas Maneos 2008-05-19 10:02:20 EDT
I built and installed 2.4.4-1 from inn-2.4.4-1.fc10.src.rpm (to avoid
introducing other variables) and it starts up fine and seems to work ok so far.
Comment 11 Ondrej Vasik 2008-05-19 10:08:14 EDT
Ok, thanks for quick reaction, will do an inn-2.4.4 update for F9 as otherwise
is the package useless with perl-5.10
Comment 12 Tom Hughes 2008-05-19 10:10:26 EDT
I've installed the rawhide binary and it starts for me with no segfault.
Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2008-05-19 10:55:43 EDT
inn-2.4.4-1.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9
Comment 14 Fedora Update System 2008-05-21 07:01:23 EDT
inn-2.4.4-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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