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Bug 453065 - nash gets a SIGSEGV from when installing the kernel
Summary: nash gets a SIGSEGV from when installing the kernel
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd
Version: 8
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-27 01:17 UTC by Peter Williams
Modified: 2009-01-09 06:38 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-01-09 06:38:26 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Output of valgrind -v --leak-check=full calling /sbin/installkernel (deleted)
2008-06-28 01:26 UTC, Peter Williams
no flags Details

Description Peter Williams 2008-06-27 01:17:43 UTC
Description of problem:

nash gets a SIGSEGV from when installing the kernel

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. Build a kernel.
2. run "make modules_install"
3. run "make install"
4. get SIGSEGV from nash

Actual results:

[peter@mudlark latest-2.6]$ sudo make install
make -C /home/peter/SRC/KERNELS/Vanilla/linux-2.6
O=/home/peter/SRC/KERNELS/Vanilla/build/latest-2.6/. install
sh /home/peter/SRC/KERNELS/Vanilla/linux-2.6/arch/x86/boot/ 2.6.26-rc5
arch/x86/boot/bzImage "/boot"
nash received SIGSEGV!  Backtrace (29):

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2008-06-27 15:38:27 UTC
That is most probably a memory handling error in nash.  Use some memory
allocation debugger (valgrind, ElectricFence, MALLOC_CHECK_=3, ...).

Comment 2 Peter Williams 2008-06-28 01:26:58 UTC
Created attachment 310491 [details]
Output of valgrind -v --leak-check=full calling /sbin/installkernel

Attached is the output obtained by using valgrind to call /sbin/installkernel
in the kernel source's  When the bug occurs the make hangs (with no
apparent CPU activity) and I have to do a control-C to end the process.

I've also noticed that yum update to kernel- and
kernel- we're only partially successful in that although rpm
thinks they're installed they don't show up in the boot sequence.

I think this is a manifestation of this bug.

Comment 3 Kuba Ober 2008-07-02 05:58:11 UTC
Please flag as dupe of 443332, it's a manifestation of the same problem 

Comment 4 Richard W.M. Jones 2008-09-21 17:21:24 UTC
Isn't this also a dupe of bug 426408?

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 10:55:41 UTC
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 06:38:26 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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