a bit of disaster - anybody knows what is going on?
michal at harddata.com
Fri Feb 11 01:24:37 UTC 2005
After today series of updates my x86_64 test box started seriously
misbehave. For example:
# iptables-restore /etc/sysconfig/iptables
*** glibc detected *** iptables-restore: free(): invalid pointer:
# runuser -s /bin/bash - nobody -c mDNSResponder
*** glibc detected *** runuser: double free or corruption (out):
# service xfs status
xfs dead but pid file exists
and many other things. Some fail silently, other will complain
like above. Pointers indeed look a bit strange.
Interestingly enough /sbin/iptables-restore was installed
on 2004-Nov-12 and 'ldd /sbin/iptables-restore' shows only
libdl.so.2 => /lib64/libdl.so.2 (0x00000033f4b00000)
libc.so.6 => /lib64/tls/libc.so.6 (0x00000033f4600000)
wher all three pieces were installed yesterday afternoon and a
machine was running, and rebooting, a few times without any
ill-effects until new rawhide packages were retrieved. 'rpm -V' does
not report any troubles neither for 'iptables' nor for 'glibc'.
A sudden hardware failure does not seem to be likely as another
Linux installation on the same box runs just fine. A swap space is
common to all installations. Booting older kernels also does not
change anything. Today packages look like the most probably cause
but I do not see on that list anything obvious. Oh, and x86 test
system, updated to the same level, is not doing anything strange.
I would file a bug report but I am somewhat at loss about what.
Anybody seeing something similar?
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