Bug 453065 - nash gets a SIGSEGV from libc.so.6 when installing the kernel
nash gets a SIGSEGV from libc.so.6 when installing the kernel
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-26 21:17 EDT by Peter Williams
Modified: 2009-01-09 01:38 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 01:38:26 EST
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Output of valgrind -v --leak-check=full calling /sbin/installkernel (13.13 KB, text/plain)
2008-06-27 21:26 EDT, Peter Williams
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Description Peter Williams 2008-06-26 21:17:43 EDT
Description of problem:

nash gets a SIGSEGV from libc.so.6 when installing the kernel

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. Build a kernel.
2. run "make modules_install"
3. run "make install"
4. get SIGSEGV from nash

Actual results:

[peter@mudlark latest-2.6]$ sudo make install
make -C /home/peter/SRC/KERNELS/Vanilla/linux-2.6
O=/home/peter/SRC/KERNELS/Vanilla/build/latest-2.6/. install
sh /home/peter/SRC/KERNELS/Vanilla/linux-2.6/arch/x86/boot/install.sh 2.6.26-rc5
arch/x86/boot/bzImage System.map "/boot"
nash received SIGSEGV!  Backtrace (29):

Expected results:

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2008-06-27 11:38:27 EDT
That is most probably a memory handling error in nash.  Use some memory
allocation debugger (valgrind, ElectricFence, MALLOC_CHECK_=3, ...).
Comment 2 Peter Williams 2008-06-27 21:26:58 EDT
Created attachment 310491 [details]
Output of valgrind -v --leak-check=full calling /sbin/installkernel

Attached is the output obtained by using valgrind to call /sbin/installkernel
in the kernel source's install.sh.  When the bug occurs the make hangs (with no
apparent CPU activity) and I have to do a control-C to end the process.

I've also noticed that yum update to kernel- and
kernel- we're only partially successful in that although rpm
thinks they're installed they don't show up in the boot sequence.

I think this is a manifestation of this bug.
Comment 3 Kuba Ober 2008-07-02 01:58:11 EDT
Please flag as dupe of 443332, it's a manifestation of the same problem 
Comment 4 Richard W.M. Jones 2008-09-21 13:21:24 EDT
Isn't this also a dupe of bug 426408?
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