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SubjectRe: Dumb question: Why are exceptions such as SIGSEGV not logged
On 2003-08-18, Michael Frank <mhf () linuxmail ! org> wrote:

> I tend to see segfaults only when something is broken or when my lapse
> of attention perhaps should be rewarded by said "sucker rod".

As others have said some apps use "interesting" signals normally. For
instance probably the most common is vmware. vmware sends itself SIGSEGV
all the time (at startup, at least) as part of its memory-management foo:

Aug 12 14:11:23 foo kernel: grsec: signal 11 sent to (vmware-ui:12180) \
UID(XXXX) EUID(XXXX), parent (vmware:17653) UID(XXXX) EUID(XXXX)
Aug 12 14:11:23 foo kernel: grsec: signal 11 sent to (vmware-mks:25238) \
UID(XXXX) EUID(XXXX), parent (vmware:17653) UID(XXXX) EUID(XXXX)
Aug 12 14:11:23 foo kernel: grsec: signal 11 sent to (vmware:17653) \
UID(XXXX) EUID(XXXX), parent (bash:2883) UID(XXXX) EUID(XXXX)

..So not *all* such cases are cause for alarm. However, if you run one of
the patches enabling logging of this, you quickly learn what's normal for
the apps you run, and can teach your log-auditing tools and/or your brain
to ignore them.

--
Hank Leininger <hlein@progressive-comp.com>

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