DragonFly bugs List (threaded) for 2004-11
Re: Core dumps...
Adam K Kirchhoff <adamk@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> :> :[ 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
>> :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.
>> Well, they say a fresh look always helps, and it looks like that
>> is true. In about 5 seconds I found an overflow in the
>> 'cputimer_freq64_nsec * delta' calculations in kern_clock.c.
>> It turns out that cputimer_freq_nsec is such a large number that
>> it doesn't take a delta much larger then cputimer_freq to overflow
>> it, and the delta calculation can certainly exceed cputimer_freq
>> due to all sorts of reasons... interrupt latency, blockages, and other
>> things. laptop resumption only being one of them.
>> So I would like both of you to please try this patch and tell me what
>> Matthew Dillon
> Well, I've applied the patch and rebuilt my kernel.. I should know
> by tomorrow morning if this fixes the time variation problem, which I
> can only assume will fix the core dump problem, too :-)
So far so good. My machine was up all night and the clock was dead on this