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Re: [RFH] Bug#454179: kdesvn killed by SIGBUS

On Tue, Dec 18, 2007 at 08:07:59PM +0100, Vincent Fourmond wrote:
>   I saw you closed the bug - I however wanted to point to debsums. As
> mentioned, SIBGUSes can be caused by corrupted binaries;

Much can be caused by corrupted binaries: when a binary is corrupt, then
segfaults, bus errors, and security vulnerabilities are all possible.

However, since unaligned accesses often cause bus errors, too, my guess
is that it's quite a bit more likely for a SIGBUS to be caused by
programmer error than a corrupted binary...

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