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Re: sendmail

To: linux-mips@fnet.fr
Subject: Re: sendmail
From: Systemkennung Linux <linux@informatik.uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 06:14:50 +0200 (MET DST)
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.3.96.970806205154.25258A-100000@ravage.labs.gmu.edu> from "Ryan" at Aug 6, 97 08:58:44 pm
> Well, I compiled sendmail with some changes to the original source.
> Actually, I used the source from Debian 1.2 and applied the included
> patch, but I still had to modify a few files.
> 
> I put pine, pilot, imapd, and pico in the /usr/bin directory, and they
> seem OK.  Then I put sendmail in /usr/sbin, where pine expects to find it.
> But when I tried to send my first e-mail, it sat at the "sending mail..."
> prompt for a while, and then it crashed:
> 
> do_page_fault() #2: sending SIGSEGV to pine for illegal writeaccess to
> 7f7fffe8 (epc == 2aafea6c, ra == 2aafe950)
> Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 7f7ffd70, 
> epc == 8001deec
> killed
> 
> Can you figure anything out from this?  Stupidly, I stripped the binaries
> =).

This printk in the kernel often enoguh solved problems much faster than
GDB - and it even works for kernel bugs.  Unfortunately in this case
the output is not very helpful.  As it looks libc was segfaulting - but
this doesn't necessariliy mean that it's a libc bug.

  Ralf

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