Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 489240
A massive series of segfaults reported by ld-linux-x86-64
Last modified: 2009-03-16 18:25:50 EDT
Created attachment 334459 [details]
a log fragment with a sequence of segfaults
Description of problem:
I only noticed now but in my log I found 71 segfaults happening in a quick succession on 2009-03-02 15:11. All of them like
"ld-linux-x86-64: segfault at ...". glibc in use was installed a day earlier.
A corresponding log fragment is attached. On a rawhide installation I have cores enabled so this dumped corresponding cores into my / but I am not
really sure what to do with these.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Nothing like that happened later but it turned out that a similar incident
took place also 2009-02-19 14:21. This was right after an update to glibc-2.9.90-7 and the first time something of that sort happened.
On the same machine I am booting also other systems, like Fedora 9 or Fedora 10 and I never observed there something of that sort.
Try using a different kernel. I had problems of this kind with a specific kernel version.
> Try using a different kernel.
I am - by a virtue of a churn on rawhide. :-)
> I had problems of this kind with a specific kernel version.
I did not have any further incidents of that sort after March 2nd and the previous one is now a nearly month old. You are likely right that these were kernel versions but those specific kernels are now long gone from my system.
I'm closing this bug. If there are still problems like this, test different kernel versions. If this fixes the issue, obviously it's a kernel bug and not a glibc issue. If no kernel works, reopen this bug with a detailed description.