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SubjectWeird bug in kernel (invalid operand?)
I was getting the file ias9i_linux.tar from
(username and password masked to protect the innocent) and decided to take
a peek at the contents of that (huge) file, using "tar xfv ias9i_linux.tar".
After a few moments, wget segfaulted. I tried to continue the download, using
wget -c yada yada yada, and it locks up, becoming an unkillable process (i.e.
I had to reboot to get rid of the thing). I could reproduce this with another
downloader, who gave me this error:

setting resume on existing file `ias9i_linux.tar' at 1087947248 bytes (1233930K)
ias9i_linux.tar [#################### ] 1062448K | 255.89K/sinvalid operand: 0000
CPU: 0
EIP: 0010:[<c48fb709>]
EFLAGS: 00010282
eax: 00000019 ebx: 00000000 ecx: c1272000 edx: c3f7bc20
esi: 00206c60 edi: c3ca5240 ebp: c0695aa0 esp: c1273e68
ds: 0018 es: 0018 ss: 0018
Process snarf (pid: 324, stackpage=c1273000)
Stack: c48fe965 c48fea27 00000045 000001f0 00000200 00040d8c c1273ec0 c012cf56
c3ca5240 00206c60 c0695aa0 00000001 000001f0 c1273f64 00040d8c 000002e5
c0605000 c0695aa0 00000200 00206c60 00000000 c0695aa0 0000004b 0000004b
Call Trace: [<c48fe965>] [<c48fea27>] [<c012cf56>] [<c012d553>] [<c48fb6ac>] [<c48fcf1c>] [<c48fb6ac>]
[<c012179a>] [<c48fb7d2>] [<c48fb7b0>] [<c012ac5a>] [<c0106a63>]

Code: 0f 0b 83 c4 0c b8 fb ff ff ff eb 6d 8b 87 8c 00 00 00 0f b7
Segmentation fault

This seems to be a bug in the kernel, maybe because the file is too big,
and VFAT partitions don't like that. I don't have any other operating
systems here I can test this on, but I could try installing FreeBSD or
downgrading the kernel to 2.2.19 (I'm running 2.4.4) to attempt to trigger
this bug again. But, I'd like to ask some knowledgeable person to take a
look at that error above to tell me what the hell is going on. I get a
similar error when I strace wget (since this one doesn't give any weird
errors, just locks up).

Please Cc: to me, I'm not subscribed to this list atm.

Thank you,

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