On Wed, Sep 14, 2005 at 04:00:40PM -0700, Don Hiatt wrote:
> Sorry if this is the wrong list to post to; if it is, could you
> please suggest an alternative? :)
How about linux-mips ;-)
> Below you will find a very simple shell script that crashes under
> 2.4.25 running on a RM9000 (PMC rm7935) with busybox 1.0. This script
> just demonstrates the actual problem but I do not believe it is
> isolated to busybox. In fact I wrote a simple program that just does
> * for(;;)
> * fork()
> * mmap file "foo"
> * compare "foo" to an array image
> * waitpid()
linux-mips.org has no RM9000 support in it's 2.4 code. That leaves
it up to guessing what could be happening in your codebase.
> and it will run for a while and then SEGFAULT at various times. According
> to GDB the stack is corrupted and looking at the PC it does seem bogus
That would be a typical address for a shared library.
> The program crashes after a random amount of time but generally no more
> that a minute or so. I can speed up the process if I ping-flood the target.
> Now what is really wierd is that if I run the program under gdbserver
> it doesn't crash (or at least has not in the last 1/2 hour). Does gdbserver
> change the execution context differently that gdb??
Strange indeed. Both shouldn't affect the state of a running program
as long as it isn't being stopped.