[erlang-questions] debugging VM segfaults

Mikael Pettersson <>
Sat Mar 13 11:36:51 CET 2010

Adam Kocoloski writes:
 > Hi all, I can pretty reliably trigger a segfault in a distributed Erlang system I'm running.  I've seen it happen in both 13B01 and 13B04.  The backtrace generally looks like
 > #0  do_minor (p=0x7f2bbbc63560, new_sz=<value optimized out>, objv=0x1, nobj=1) at beam/erl_gc.c:909
 > #1  0x00000000004f7eb8 in erts_garbage_collect (p=0x7f2bbbc63560, need=0, objv=0x1, nobj=1) at beam/erl_gc.c:764
 > #2  0x00000000004f8b79 in erts_gc_after_bif_call (p=0x9, result=0, regs=0x215f330, arity=139824735676640) at beam/erl_gc.c:322
 > #3  0x0000000000551efd in .gc_after_bif () at hipe/hipe_amd64_glue.S:349
 > #4  0x00007f2b7bb3ba38 in ?? ()
 > #5  0x0000000000555e99 in nbif_unlink_1 () at x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/opt/smp/hipe_amd64_bifs.S:6821
 > ...
 > Happy to upload a full core dump somewhere if it would be helpful.  I'm not getting an erl_crash.dump.  Any thoughts on what the next step might be?  Best,

Provide a minimized test case allowing the issue to be reproduced.
In this case it does appear that HiPE on AMD64 is involved, so that
would fall into my domain.
You can also check if not using native compilation changes anything.


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