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Re: Core dumps...

From: YONETANI Tomokazu <qhwt+dfly@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 20:18:36 +0900

On Thu, Nov 11, 2004 at 03:08:54AM -0800, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :This started happening this morning:
> :
> :[ adamk@sorrow - ~ ]: gnome-terminal 
> :Fatal error 'gc cannot wait for a signal' at line ? in file /usr/src/lib/libc_r/uthread/uthread_gc.c (errno = ?)
> :Abort trap (core dumped)
> :
> :Same for mozilla, thunderbird, firefox, etc..
> :
> :I left my machine, brushed my teeth, came back, and suddenly it's working again.  Any ideas what happened? 
> :
> :Adam
>     Ah, interesting.  I think this is related to the reports of clock problems,
>     e.g. people's clocks going too fast or too slow.
>     My guess is that clock_gettime(), which calls nanotime() in the kernel,
>     is getting an illegal nanoseconds field.
>     I've been trying to find that bug for weeks, I'll focus on checking the
>     nanoseconds calculation tomorrow.  Er, later today.

I'm seeing this too when my laptop resumed from suspended state, and my
workaround is to adjust your system clock (with ntpdate for instance)
a few times. You'll get "Invalid argument" error from ntpdate, but just ignore
it and try a few times.

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