Bug 65882 - '--help' and '--usage' cause "multiple segmentation faults"
Summary: '--help' and '--usage' cause "multiple segmentation faults"
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xchat (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: ia64 Linux
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Assignee: Mike A. Harris
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Reported: 2002-06-03 18:16 UTC by Ben Levenson
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.0.2-7
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-05-30 04:27:55 UTC
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strace of "xchat --help" (29.76 KB, text/plain)
2002-06-03 18:17 UTC, Ben Levenson
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Description Ben Levenson 2002-06-03 18:16:33 UTC
Description of Problem:

[root@ia64-71 XCHAT-2002-097]# xchat --help
Multiple segmentation faults occurred; can't display error dialog

[root@ia64-71 XCHAT-2002-097]# xchat --usage
Multiple segmentation faults occurred; can't display error dialog
[root@ia64-71 XCHAT-2002-097]# echo $?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This happens with the dist AND errata versions. I don't see this problem
on 7.2 versions.


How Reproducible:

strace to follow.

Comment 1 Ben Levenson 2002-06-03 18:17:10 UTC
Created attachment 59406 [details]
strace of "xchat --help"

Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2002-06-04 00:26:07 UTC
Multiple SEGV's?  Heh.  That sounds weird.
Only on ia64.. Hmm.

If I had to hazard a guess, I'd guess it is a compiler bug or somesuch, if
it works on 7.2 and not on 7.1.  I'll have a look sometime though.

Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2002-07-23 10:07:46 UTC
xchat 1.8.9 is errata for all platforms now.  Does the problem still
exist on ia64 with the current xchat erratum release?

Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2002-09-05 19:49:32 UTC
Not mission critical, defering for future.

Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2003-05-14 11:10:35 UTC
I haven't had a chance to poke at this yet.  I'm hoping to go through all
open ia64 bugs soon though.

Comment 6 Mike A. Harris 2003-05-30 04:27:55 UTC
Seems to be working now, whatever it was.  Could have been a bug that is now
fixed in current bits, or perhaps a wonky kernel or something from days gone

[root@katzj-ia64 root]# xchat --help
xchat 2.0.2
Usage: xchat [OPTIONS]... [URL]

  -d,  --cfgdir DIRECTORY   use a different config dir
  -a,  --no-auto            don't auto connect
  -v,  --version            show version information


Reopen if the problem recurs.

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