Bug 65276 - Continual segfaults when compiling various programs
Continual segfaults when compiling various programs
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gcc (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-05-21 06:03 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-15 15:33:57 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2002-05-21 06:03:43 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98; DigExt)

Description of problem:
After upgrading to RH7.3 I get get continual segfaults while compiling programs.

Does not seem to depend on the program - after segfaulting retyping make 
continues compilation.

Problem did not occur under RH7.2

Example programs gnome2, kernel,evolution

No useful information is produced at the terminal

I have tried;
re-installing glibc rpm,s
recompiling kernel

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to compile any reasonably sized program
2. Make stops with segmentation fault 
3. Typing make again carries on compilation

Additional info:

Machine details K6/2 500 with 128MB ram

cpu often shows 100% usage
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2002-05-31 12:17:58 EDT
The following bugs all seem to relate to the same problem

As regards my particular bug exactly the same system with roswell did not give 
these errors

I have noticed that the problem does get worse after a sustained period of 
compiling, so I wonder if there is a memory leak in gcc, make,glibc or the 

If it is any help it seems very similar to the problems I had with RH7.0 and 
the original gcc2.96 which were fixed by using -O5 -mcpu=i586 -march=i586 (as 
suggested by teg I think on slashdot)

so I am wondering if some default compiler flags were changed for 7.3

I assume the packages on RH7.3 were compiled with the compiler so would it be 
an idea to post what options were used?
Comment 2 rmhristev 2002-06-02 01:16:42 EDT
The current gcc + binutils fails to to compile the current kernel at link stage.
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2002-06-10 06:54:02 EDT
Problem massively reduced after compiling and running kernel 2.4.19-test10
Comment 4 Douglas King 2002-06-10 17:41:29 EDT
I've repeatedly reproduced it when trying to compile Apache 2.0.36 from source
and PHP 4.2.1 from source.

The apache was compiled with the following configure line:
./configure --prefix=/www --enable-module=so

The php was compiled with:
./configure --with-mysql --enable-calendar --with-axps=/www/bin/axps

I managed to compile the apache via numerous retries, but I cannot trust the
resulting binary to be stable in a production system.
Comment 5 Alan Cox 2002-12-15 15:33:57 EST
First one sounds like out of memory (new gcc's use a lot more ram).
Second reporter is clearly hardware

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