Bug 448459 - prelink 0.4.0-3 fails with assertion prelink: exec.c:194: prelink_exec: Assertion `old_bss != -1' failed.
Summary: prelink 0.4.0-3 fails with assertion prelink: exec.c:194: prelink_exec: Asser...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: prelink
Version: 9
Hardware: powerpc
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jakub Jelinek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-05-27 03:37 UTC by Tony Breeds
Modified: 2009-06-15 03:22 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 2009-06-15 03:22:09 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Output from prelink -v -mR -f /usr/bin/ddjvu (1.41 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-27 03:37 UTC, Tony Breeds
no flags Details
quick gdb session (4.20 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-27 03:43 UTC, Tony Breeds
no flags Details
Output readelf -a /usr/bin/ddjvu (5.13 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-27 03:45 UTC, Tony Breeds
no flags Details

Description Tony Breeds 2008-05-27 03:37:43 UTC
I noticed that the daily cronjob for prelinking was failing and retuning 134.

Upon investigation it seem that "prelink -av -mR -f" is hitting:
Prelinking /usr/bin/gnome-power-manager
Prelinking /usr/bin/nm-online
Prelinking /usr/bin/ddjvu
prelink: exec.c:194: prelink_exec: Assertion `old_bss != -1' failed.

When running prelink -v -mR -f /usr/bin/ddjvu succeeds (output attached)

Comment 1 Tony Breeds 2008-05-27 03:37:43 UTC
Created attachment 306720 [details]
Output from prelink -v -mR -f /usr/bin/ddjvu

Comment 2 Tony Breeds 2008-05-27 03:43:30 UTC
Created attachment 306722 [details]
quick gdb session

I wanted to verify that it was in fact "/usr/bin/ddjvu" failing so I did some
quick poking with GDB.	I don't pretend to understand what prelink is doing :)

Comment 3 Tony Breeds 2008-05-27 03:45:25 UTC
Created attachment 306723 [details]
Output readelf -a /usr/bin/ddjvu

For comparison with what's in "dso" in the gdb output

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Comment 5 Tony Breeds 2009-06-15 03:22:09 UTC
FWIW Fedora-11 doesn't seem to have this problem any more (Fedora-10 did).
I'll close the bug.

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