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Bug#218657: the latest libc6 + 2.6 kernel problem (was Re: Bug#218657: glibc: libc6 2.3.2.ds1-8 breaks system with x86_64 kernel)

On Fri, Nov 07, 2003 at 09:52:56AM -0700, Kevin Rosenberg wrote:
> GOTO Masanori wrote:
> > We're encountering #218657.  This bug says many programs become
> > unusable when libc6 2.3.2.ds1-8 + kernel 2.6 is used on amd64
> > architecture.  We all debian-glibc developers can't access such
> > machine, so could anyone try to reproduce and track this problem?
> I setup a chroot on my amd64 system with glibc 2.3.2.ds1-10.
> Working with df.c in coreutils, I see the reason for the failure
> running df comes when 'get_fs_usage' is invoked on line 298. That
> function fails with errno 14, "Bad address". Perhaps that information
> will help.

What libc function is failing?  This sounds like a bug in the 32-bit
emulation layer of your kernel, at first look.

> Is their a test suite in glibc that I could run and send you the
> output which might provide other clues?

If you build glibc from source, it will automatically run the
testsuite.  If it's that badly broken it's unlikely to build, though.

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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