Bug 50796 - Up2date chashes with message: memory alloc
Summary: Up2date chashes with message: memory alloc
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i586 Linux
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Assignee: Adrian Likins
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Reported: 2001-08-03 13:10 UTC by oauestad
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:35 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-05 20:17:31 UTC
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Description oauestad 2001-08-03 13:10:39 UTC
Description of Problem:
Up2date crashes with the message: 
memory alloc (2686451720 bytes) returned NULL.
When run in X the program first retrieves the list of packages, then crashes.
When run in a terminal (console or X) as up2date -p the program says "Updating 
package profile" and then crashes after a few seconds. The error message is always 
the same.
Up2date --version runs OK and displays version 2.5.4.

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Run up2date from an xterm, or up2date - p from xterm or console.

Actual Results:
The program crashes with error message

memory alloc (2686451720 bytes) returned NULL.

Expected Results:
Normal operation of up2date program.

Additional Information:

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2001-08-10 20:57:09 UTC
Assigned to the owner of component

Comment 2 Bobby Brinkley 2001-08-23 22:57:40 UTC
I have the same exact error happening, it just started yesterday.  I am using 
kernel 2.4.3-16 with RH 7.1 using the same version of up2date.

Comment 3 Douglas Wilson 2001-09-10 18:01:03 UTC
I also get this same error message.  Dell Inspiron 5000e running RH7.1 with kernel-2.4.3-12 and up2date-2.5.4-1.

Comment 4 Need Real Name 2001-10-21 18:55:12 UTC
I have same problem running RH7.1 kernel 2.4.12 with severity always.
up2date ver. 2.5.4

Comment 5 Adrian Likins 2001-12-03 20:55:43 UTC
I havent ever been able to duplicate this, so I'm not sure
what is going on. 

rhnqa, can you attempt to duplicate this? I dont seem
to have much luck.

Comment 6 Adrian Likins 2004-04-05 20:17:31 UTC
closed, havent seen this ever with currently supported releases

Comment 7 Richard Schaal 2004-12-31 22:53:47 UTC
Failures seen on i686 with FC2 updating kernel package 2.6.9-1.6-FC2
from 2.6.9-1.3_FC2

Up2date suddenly begins allocating huge amounts of memory and fails
after having allocated more than half a gig.  

Progress/status box shows..

Testing package set / solving RPM interdependencies

completion window has not started to fill in.

Note that the system is up to date on all other packages as of this
date. 12/31/04

[root@snowwhite root]# up2date&
using mirror: http://sunsite.mff.cuni.cz/pub/fedora/2/i386/os/
using mirror:
DeprecationWarning: integer auJment expected, got float
  info  = self.get_selection_info (event.x, event.y)
memory alloc (4 bytes) returned NULL.

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