[erlang-questions] Failed to compile erlang R15B03-1 on FreeBSD10 with DTrace

Motiejus Jakštys <>
Mon Nov 4 08:28:11 CET 2013


Dear FreeBSD users,

I get this error when trying to compile:
gmake[5]: Entering directory
`/usr/ports/lang/erlang/work/otp_src_R15B03/lib/hipe/rtl'
erlc -W  +debug_info +inline -o../ebin hipe_rtl.erl
gmake[5]: *** [../ebin/hipe_rtl.beam] Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Running: FreeBSD 10.0-BETA2 #0 r257166:

This happens only when DTrace configuration option is set. If DTrace
is off, all works fine.

Looks like dtrace userland/kernelland are working:
:/usr/ports/lang/erlang # dtrace -n 'syscall:::entry {
@num[execname] = count(); }'
dtrace: description 'syscall:::entry ' matched 536 probes
dtrace: buffer size lowered to 6m
dtrace: aggregation size lowered to 3m

gdb dump:

(gdb) :/usr/ports/lang/erlang/work/otp_src_R15B03/lib/hipe/main
# gdb ../../../bin/i386-portbld-freebsd10.0/beam beam.core   [8/1973]
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This GDB was configured as "i386-marcel-freebsd"...
Core was generated by `beam'.
Program terminated with signal 11, Segmentation fault.
Reading symbols from /lib/libutil.so.9...done.
Loaded symbols for /lib/libutil.so.9
Reading symbols from /lib/libm.so.5...done.
Loaded symbols for /lib/libm.so.5
Reading symbols from /usr/lib/libelf.so.1...done.
Loaded symbols for /usr/lib/libelf.so.1
Reading symbols from /lib/libncurses.so.8...done.
Loaded symbols for /lib/libncurses.so.8
Reading symbols from /lib/libthr.so.3...done.
Loaded symbols for /lib/libthr.so.3
Reading symbols from /lib/libc.so.7...done.
Loaded symbols for /lib/libc.so.7
Reading symbols from /libexec/ld-elf.so.1...done.
Loaded symbols for /libexec/ld-elf.so.1
#0  0x080ed8bf in init_driver (drv=0x83bdee0, de=0x839d2c0,
handle=0x0) at global.h:1171
1171    global.h: No such file or directory.
        in global.h
[New Thread 28c03080 (LWP 100543/beam)]
(gdb) bt
#0  0x080ed8bf in init_driver (drv=0x83bdee0, de=0x839d2c0,
handle=0x0) at global.h:1171
#1  0x080e71a2 in init_io () at global.h:1171
#2  0x080aa964 in erl_init (ncpu=1) at _ctype.h:125
#3  0x080acfb6 in erl_start (argc=34, argv=0xbfbfd798) at _ctype.h:125
#4  0x080935af in main (argc=34, argv=0xbfbfd798) at sys/unix/erl_main.c:29
(gdb) bt full
#0  0x080ed8bf in init_driver (drv=0x83bdee0, de=0x839d2c0,
handle=0x0) at global.h:1171
        res = -1077947068
        fpe_was_unmasked = 1
#1  0x080e71a2 in init_io () at global.h:1171
        i = 65536
        dp = (ErlDrvEntry **) 0x0
        maxports = "�\017�\025\b|);\b\212\004-\bx���r�\020\b"
        maxportssize = 21
        ports_bits = 28
        port_extra_shift = 16
#2  0x080aa964 in erl_init (ncpu=1) at _ctype.h:125
No locals.
#3  0x080acfb6 in erl_start (argc=34, argv=0xbfbfd798) at _ctype.h:125
        i = 3
        arg = 0xbfbfd9c9 "u"
        Parg = 0x0
        have_break_handler = 1
        envbuf = "�\000\000\000\000\030R6\b\001\000\000\000W\2056(��7("
        envbufsz = 21
        ncpu = 1
#4  0x080935af in main (argc=34, argv=0xbfbfd798) at sys/unix/erl_main.c:29
No locals.
(gdb)

Any clues?

Thanks,
Motiejus Jakštys



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