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Re: [vox-tech] Segmentation Fault with RPM --rebuilddb
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Re: [vox-tech] Segmentation Fault with RPM --rebuilddb

On Thu, 2003-01-02 at 11:58, ME wrote:

> Fail after a pwrite? Hmm. Would you mind running this again, but instead try:
> # strace -f rpm --rebuilddb
> ? The -f also does the strace on child processes spawned by the first. I
> am betting that "rpm --rebuilddb" actually calls a different program that
> is segfaulting and the strace is not contintuing to the next app being
> called.
> (Just guessing)
> If the output of the lines just preceeding the SIGSEGV is the same, you
> dont need to paste it in again, just let us know. If the output leading up
> to the Segfault is different, could you include the new run/output like
> you did this time? :-)

I ran,

	# strace -f rpm --rebuilddb

and got exactly the same output.  Eerie.

I should point out that other functions of rpm (-i, -e, -qa, etc.)
function normally.  It's when I run it with --rebuilddb that it bombs.

> On the topic of "time". After you run the program, does it immediately
> return the message "segfault" or does it take a while and occur after lots
> of disk activity?

It's immediate.  There's no hard drive activity at all.

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