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Re: Segfault in the 2.0.0 installer

From: Pierre Riteau <pierre.riteau@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 19:41:26 +0200

On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 10:23:09AM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :Pierre Riteau wrote:
> :> Hi,
> :> I was installing DragonFlyBSD 2.0.0 to try out HAMMER and the installer
> :> segfaulted.
> :> Can anyone reproduce it?
> :> Launch the installer, go to "Configure an Installer System", select the
> :> system then choose "Select timezone", answer YES to the question about
> :> UTC and then select Europe: the installer freezes and I get on the other
> :> tty "pid 1724 (dfuife_curses), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)".
> :> 
> :> I could debug it but I would need to finish the install and get the
> :> source tree first, so if anyone wants to take a look at it, that would
> :> be great.
> :
> :Try this: Login as "root" and then type "installer". IIRC, I had a
> :similar problem (at least once). Nevertheless, the bug should be fixed.
> :
> :Regards,
> :
> :   Michael
>     Very odd.  It seems to work fine when I try it (by logging in as
>     'installer').
>     Maybe there's a memory corruption issue in the installer and the
>     problem is due to some prior action.  When you select 'Europe'
>     it does have to allocate fairly large list to generate the next
>     menu.
> 					-Matt
> 					Matthew Dillon 
> 					<dillon@backplane.com>

It is in VMware with a VM having 256MB of RAM. I tried again and I could
reproduce it, by logging in as installer or as root.
I can make available the core file of dfuife_curses if you want.

Pierre Riteau

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