Re: Bug#23902: bug #23902: debian beta 2.0 dpkg dumps core
Some time around Sat, 27 Jun 1998 20:58:18 MDT,
Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Jun 1998, Igor Grobman wrote:
> > I had a similar experience today: dpkg --configure --pending failed with t
> > dpkg: unable to fill /var/lib/dpkg/updates/tmp.i with padding: file too la
> > After a couple of retries the message went away, strangely enough, and
> > --configure --pending started working. I don't like dpkg doing this in an
> > official release, so I am upgrading this to "grave"
> > BTW, this caused apt to segfault.
> Are you certain it was APT? I've had a few reports of dpkg segfaulting and
> people thinking it was APT - I think it's most unlikely for APT to
> segfault at that point, it is simply waitpid(3) for dpkg. How large was
> the core file? APT tends to be around 800k-1M
There was no core file, that's the problem. ulimit was set to unlimited...
if could have been dpkg segfaulting, but I did not see any dpkg messages
before something segfaulted, so I assume it was apt.
> I think dpkg has some problems with the updates directory, I've noticed a
> few people who have files left over from some situations and other very
> screwy things.
Yes, this needs to be fixed.
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