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Bug 3971 - /usr/bin/gprof core dump, Redhat 6.0 Alpha.
Summary: /usr/bin/gprof core dump, Redhat 6.0 Alpha.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: binutils
Version: 6.0
Hardware: alpha
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact:
: 3972 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-07-09 21:55 UTC by phil
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-07-30 21:23:33 UTC

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Description phil 1999-07-09 21:55:50 UTC
I have an executable that causes /usr/bin/gprof on Redhat
6.0 Alpha to give a segmentation fault and dump core, as in
  /usr/bin/gprof ep.S.1.gprof

The ep.S.1.gprof and gmon.out files are available in

I have mail from Ian Taylor ( which says
Jeff Law has checked in a patch to egcs which appears
to fix the problem:
 Tue Jun 29 01:37:53 1999 Jeffery A Law  (

 * expr.c (emit_block_move): Properly handle case where one
 of the block move arguments has a queued increment or
 (clear_storage): Similarly.  Fix formatting goof.

Let me know if i can provide additional information.


Phil Kaslo

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-07-10 14:24:59 UTC
*** Bug 3972 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

the graphic profiler gprof which is part of the binutils
suite shipped with red hat 6.0 - alpha
(binutils- seg faults dumping core.

------- Additional Comments From  07/09/99 18:31 -------

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3970 ***

------- Additional Comments From  07/09/99 19:04 -------
it seems to me that this bug is unrelated to bug 3970.

Comment 2 Jim Kingdon 1999-07-24 17:02:59 UTC
I don't see any files at
I'd like to see source code as well as the profiling data.

Comment 3 Jim Kingdon 1999-07-30 21:23:59 UTC
I have verified Ian's diagnosis and have uploaded egcs-1.1.2-17
which has the fix which Ian suggests.

------- Additional Comments From   08/29/99 19:23 -------
where did you upload egcs-1.1.2-17 to? i cannot find it on the rufus
database since i want to fix the problem on my machine as well.

thanks, helmut.

Comment 4 Jim Kingdon 1999-08-30 02:26:59 UTC
egcs-1.1.2-19 is part of rawhide (see
for general information or
for a list of mirror sites - see the rawhide directory).

Comment 5 helmut katzgraber 1999-08-30 16:55:59 UTC
egcs-1.1.2-19 still seg faults with my code when i invoke gprof on the

Comment 6 Jim Kingdon 1999-08-30 17:44:59 UTC
You need to recompile gprof (or get binutils-
Also bug #4395.

Comment 7 helmut katzgraber 1999-08-30 23:02:59 UTC
cannot find the binutils- on rawhide. only ...23-4. when
can i expect it to be posted there? h.

Comment 8 Jim Kingdon 1999-08-31 14:54:59 UTC
Rawhide releases happen once a week and binutils-
should be in the next one.

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