Bug 627398 - segfault when running python-jinja2 test suite on big-endian 64-bit architectures
segfault when running python-jinja2 test suite on big-endian 64-bit architect...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: python-jinja2 (Show other bugs)
s390x Linux
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Assigned To: Python Maintainers
BaseOS QE - Apps
Depends On: 627347
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Reported: 2010-08-25 19:13 EDT by Dave Malcolm
Modified: 2016-07-25 11:00 EDT (History)
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Clone Of: 627347
Last Closed: 2016-07-25 11:00:57 EDT
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Description Dave Malcolm 2010-08-25 19:13:25 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #627347 +++

Python segfaults when running python-jinja2 test suite - see http://s390.koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=198496 for the logs.

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Summarizing that bug: there's an underlying bug in python's object.__basicsize__ which causes Jinja2's usage of ctypes to go badly wrong, and to corrupt the objects within the python process.

The given ctypes code was also present in the python-jinja2-2.2.1-1.3 that was at one time in RHEL6.  Looks like the specfile didn't run %check

Filing this to doublecheck if this is still in RHEL6.  We could work around this in jinja if it is, or fix the bug in python.
Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2011-01-07 10:57:14 EST
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