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SubjectRe: [Bugme-new] [Bug 10586] New: High Number of Segfaults onMacBookStarting With 2.6.24.5 Kernel
On Fri, May 02, 2008 at 06:10:18AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Traditionally i386 never printed that message (in fact neither architecture
> should - it allows poeple to spam the logs, but it is at least
> ratelimited).
>
> In 2.6.23, i386 _does_ generate that message, in arch/i386/mm/fault.c
>
> In 2.6.24 the i386 and x86_64 fault handlers were renamed to
> arch/x86/mm/fault_[32|64].c and both versions generated the message.
>
> In 2.6.25 they were unified into a single arch/x86/mm/fault.c, and both
> architectures print the message.
>
> So afacit 2.6.23 _should_ be printing the message if qmail is indeed
> generating a segfault. But there's always the possibility that the
> message-printing code was simply broken in 2.6.23, and that your qmail has
> always been generating segfaults.

That is the most likely scenario. I tried out 2.6.23, and it generates
the segfaults also. And we're running a patched qmail-smtpd, so it likely
has been segfaulting "forever", but only became noticable in 2.6.23+.

Sorry for the noise.

Phil


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