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Re: clamd crash?

On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 05:36:18PM +0100, Helge Kreutzmann wrote:
> Hello,
> On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 05:11:14PM +0100, Adrian Zaugg wrote:
> > On my alpha, the kernel reports the following abaout clamd in the syslog:

> > Jan  6 16:38:07 ente kernel: clamd(27863): unaligned trap at 
> > 0000020000037750: 00000200012fecf2 28 0

> This means, that clamd tried to access some memory which the CPU
> cannot directly access, because the address is not properly aligned.
> The kernel fixes that, and then the access occurs. So this message is
> harmless, except that it costs you a little performance. 

> > I find those records several times a day. What does this mean? Do I have 
> > to file a bug?

> You can file a whishlist bug if you want, but do not expect developers
> to jump onto it. Sometimes an alignement problem hides other problems,
> but unless you note problems related to these messages (i.e., a
> malfunction whenever it occurs) I would not worry.

This is not a wishlist bug; given the performance hit that unaligned access
causes on some architectures, this should probably be normal or even

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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