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SubjectRe: 2.6.7-mm2, mmaps rework, buggy apps, setarch
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On Fre, 25 Jun 2004, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > But what to do with a commerical app where I
> > cannot check a stack trace or whatever?
>
> Use strace -f, look at the last screenful of output. That usually works.

open("/media4/scan/cam-2002.03/001-100/raw/scan0100.tif", O_RDONLY) = 6
lseek(6, 0, SEEK_END) = 43426634
lseek(6, 0, SEEK_CUR) = 43426634
lseek(6, 0, SEEK_SET) = 0
mmap2(NULL, 43426634, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE, 6, 0) = -1 ENOMEM (Cann
ot allocate memory)
lseek(6, 0, SEEK_END) = 43426634
lseek(6, 0, SEEK_CUR) = 43426634
fstat64(6, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=43426634, ...}) = 0
--- SIGSEGV (Segmentation fault) @ 0 (0) ---
+++ killed by SIGSEGV +++
I guess that you are right.

> Ingo's setarch patch wasn't a lot of use because it seems to be against a
> setarch which doesn't exist. I hacked one up. Try
>
> setarch i386 your-program

This worked.

So what is the intended path:
- inform the author of the program
- remove the patch (you from mm, I from my build?)
- run setarch for all buggy programs

Best wishes and thanks a lot!

Norbert

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