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Bug 6951 - a.out binaries fail with segmentation fault upon invocation
a.out binaries fail with segmentation fault upon invocation
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
: 7075 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-11-12 08:33 EST by dschmidt
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2000-11-09 14:09:50 EST
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Description dschmidt 1999-11-12 08:33:38 EST
a.out binaries that ran fine on RH 5.2 and 6.0 fail immediatly with
Segmentation Fault on RH 6.1. I suspect that the problem is with the iBCS
emulator. These a.out binaries are producted on a SCO development platform.
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-04 17:27:59 EST
Assigned to dledford
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-06 00:41:59 EST
*** Bug 7075 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Brent R Brian 2000-09-20 12:14:28 EDT
The problem can be fixed by placing the SCO BINARY on a device that is formated 
with 512 byte sectors (ms-dos mount works fine).

In the upgrade from 5.2 -> 6.1 the disk was not reformatted, in the fresh 
install of 6.1 it was.

Comment 4 dschmidt 2000-11-09 14:09:47 EST
The suggested fix posted on 09-20-2000 does not work. RH 6.1 was loaded as a 
fresh install. Bug still exists in RH 6.2.
Comment 5 Ben LaHaise 2002-06-03 18:16:57 EDT
Does this happen with the 2.4 kernel included with RHL 7.3?  Please reopen the
bug if so.

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