Segmentation fault on Linux

Michael McDaniel <>
Tue Sep 27 07:44:27 CEST 2005


On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 10:59:38PM +0200, Mikael Pettersson wrote:
> Edmund Dengler writes:
>  > Howdy!
>  > 
>  > I can report that using '--disable-hipe' does indeed work (at the expense
>  > of optimizations). Are there any plans/hopes on fixing this, or is this a
>  > fundamental problem requiring the switch to native posix threads (as has
>  > been suggsted as another solution - I have not had time to test out)?
>  > 
>  > Regards!
>  > Ed
>  > 
>  > 
>  > On Fri, 23 Sep 2005, Stephen Han wrote:
>  > 
>  > > I also have a problem in gentoo linux.
>  > >
>  > > Try to compile with --disable-hipe, see if it is work.
>  > >
>  > > There is an issue with new linux thread, the hipe may not be work in some
>  > > situation, depends on what versions of libaries in your gentoo linux.
>  > > There were 2 ways to fix the problem and the easiest thing is to disable
>  > > hipe. The other one I forgot.
>  > >
>  > > regards,
>  > >
>  > > On 9/22/05, Edmund Dengler <> wrote:
>  > > >
>  > > > Howdy folks!
>  > > >
>  > > > I am getting segmentation errors when trying to run <erl> using OTP 10B-6
>  > > > and 10B-7 on Linux. I can compile 10B-5 with no problems. Anybody have any
>  > > > ideas on what may be causing this?
>  > > >
>  > > > Details:
>  > > > - Gentoo Linux (2.6.8-gentoo-r3)
>  > > > - gcc version 3.3.5
>  > > > - compile flags:
>  > > > ./configure --prefix=/opt/pkgs/erlang/10b-6
>  > > >
>  > > > I did notice a previous message on this
>  > > > (http://www.erlang.org/ml-archive/erlang-questions/200410/msg00057.html)
>  > > > but no solution seemd to be posted.
>  > > >
>  > > > Regards!
>  > > > Ed
> 
> Post a decent bug report. From the above I can't tell which
> CPU architecture or glibc version you're using, or where the
> segfaults occur.
> 
> R10B-7 with HiPE works fine here on FC4 (x86 and amd64),
> FC3 (x86 and amd64), FC2 (x86), and YDL4 (ppc32), in addition
> to Solaris and OSX. Since R10B-5 works on your Gentoo system,
> and there aren't any substantial HiPE-related runtime system
> changes between R10B-5 and R10B-{6,7}, I'm inclined to believe
> that this is a Gentoo issue. (I'm also pretty sure it works on
> Debian though I can't say which release.)
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
I am using Ubuntu Linux on my laptop, based on Debian.  It uses 
an Intel Centrino system; from dmesg ...

CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.60GHz stepping 06
agpgart: Detected an Intel 855 Chipset.


And, from the bash shell ...

$ uname -a
Linux delora 2.6.10-5-386 #1 Tue Apr 5 12:12:40 UTC 2005 i686 GNU/Linux
$ erl
Erlang (BEAM) emulator version 5.4.9 [source] [hipe]

Eshell V5.4.9  (abort with ^G)
1> q().
ok
$

that is Erlang R10B-7, and here is the successful configure command...

  ./configure  --with-odbc --x-includes=/usr/local/include \
  --x-libraries=/usr/lib --with-ssl


~Michael




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