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Re: rpm crashing on RH 7.0 indy

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Subject: Re: rpm crashing on RH 7.0 indy
From: Carsten Langgaard <carstenl@mips.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 09:06:49 +0200
Cc: Keith M Wesolowski <wesolows@foobazco.org>, David Jez <dave.jez@seznam.cz>, Karel van Houten <K.H.C.vanHouten@kpn.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
References: <Pine.GSO.3.96.1010327201744.17103A-100000@delta.ds2.pg.gda.pl>
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"Maciej W. Rozycki" wrote:

> On Sat, 17 Mar 2001, Keith M Wesolowski wrote:
>
> > That's not the problem.  The problem is that static binaries which use
> > libdl used to be (and perhaps still are) broken.  The reason it's
> > using libdl is that the nss libraries are never truly static, unless
> > you compile glibc with a special non-recommended option.  I have
> > indications that this may be fixed in glibc 2.2.2 using my current
> > toolchain, but my information is not complete.
>
>  Glibc is fine; it's the kernel that needs a fix (I've sent it here
> already once or twice).  We might possibly consider putting a workaround
> into glibc as well.

Have the kernel fix made it into the CVS.
If not, could you please resent it.

>
>
>  The problem is mmap() fails if a non-zero preferred address is given but
> the space is already occupied and no space *above* is available (space
> below is not taken into account).  A glibc workaround might be to call
> mmap() again with no preferred address specified this time.
>
> --
> +  Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland   +
> +--------------------------------------------------------------+
> +        e-mail: macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl, PGP key available        +

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