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From: Scott Hanson <email@example.com>
Subject: libc6: cannot run mysqld with libpthreads in 2.0.5; patch
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Date: Sat, 18 Oct 1997 19:01:57 +0200
I'm trying to become the new maintainer of the mysql package, but
neither I nor Christian Schwarz (the previous maintainer) are able to
build a package where mysqld doesn't seg fault under libc6-2.0.5. However, replacing the libpthreads library with that from 2.0.4 seems to fix the problem.
On the mailing list for mysql, the following short patch for libc6 was included. I tried it, and it seems to solve the problem with mysqld, but of course I have no idea what other problems it may cause.
We'll probably have to release libc5 versions of mysql until this problem is fixed.
The following was posted by firstname.lastname@example.org (Martin Fischer) on
the mysql mailing list:
> There is a bug in glibc-2.0.5, you can check the mail archive how to
> fix this. It's supposedly to be fixed in glibc 2.0.6.
I've the same environment and made a patch for the linuxthreads from
diff -uNr specific.c.orig specific.c
--- specific.c.orig Tue Aug 5 16:17:39 1997
+++ specific.c Wed Oct 15 21:45:00 1997
@@ -100,8 +100,6 @@
unsigned int round;
pthread_descr self = thread_self();
- for (round = 0; round < PTHREAD_DESTRUCTOR_ITERATIONS; ++round)
int found_nonzero = 0;
unsigned int i;
@@ -117,9 +115,5 @@
found_nonzero |= self->p_specific[i] != NULL;
- if (found_nonzero == 0)
/* No more non-NULL data with destructor. */
I've compiled mysql-3.20.29 without any problems and it runs fine
now. Ulrich Drepper, the developer of glibc, has written me, that
it is okay to delete the above lines in the linuxthreads-library
because it's an doubtful feature of POSIX.1c used rarely. The worst
case is that programs don't give back their memory immediately ; this
happens then at the programs end. An official patch for linuxthreads
will be in glibc-2.1, available in some weeks.
-- System Information
Debian Release: 1.3
Kernel Version: Linux kirby 2.0.31 #1 Sun Oct 5 14:02:39 CEST 1997 i586 unknown
Versions of the packages libc6 depends on:
ldso Version: 1.9.6-2