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Re: Bug#566947: emacs23-nox fails to install

Sven Joachim a écrit :
> [ Putting the glibc maintainers and the mips porters into the loop.
>   Summary: emacs23-nox aborts with malloc assertion failure on mipsel. ]
> On 2010-01-26 02:17 +0100, Deng Xiyue wrote:
>> Package: emacs23-nox
>> Version: 23.1+1-5
>> Severity: grave
>> When installing emacs23-nox, aptitude stops with the following outputs:
>> $ LANG=C sudo aptitude install emacs23-nox
>> Reading package lists... Done
>> Building dependency tree
>> Reading state information... Done
>> Reading extended state information
>> Initializing package states... Done
>> Reading task descriptions... Done
>> The following partially installed packages will be configured:
>>   emacs23-nox
>> 0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
>> Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 0B will be used.
>> Writing extended state information... Done
>> Setting up emacs23-nox (23.1+1-5) ...
>> emacs-install emacs23
>> install/cscope: Byte-compiling for emacs23
>> emacs23: malloc.c:3096: sYSMALLOc: Assertion `(old_top == (((mbinptr) (((char *) &((av)->bins[((1) - 1) * 2])) - __builtin_offsetof (struct malloc_chunk, fd)))) && old_size == 0) || ((unsigned long) (old_size) >= (unsigned long)((((__builtin_offsetof (struct malloc_chunk, fd_nextsize))+((2 * (sizeof(size_t))) - 1)) & ~((2 * (sizeof(size_t))) - 1))) && ((old_top)->size & 0x1) && ((unsigned long)old_end & pagemask) == 0)' failed.
>> Fatal error (6)Aborted

I don't have this failure here when trying to install emacs23 (cscope is
also installed). Do you know if there are some more conditions to
trigger this bug?

Also, it looks like a memory corruption. Have you tried to reboot the
machine? A different kernel?

> This assertion failure happens in libc6.  I'm inclined to reassign the
> bug, but I'll leave this to more knowledgeable people.  The fact that
> the eglibc testsuite is currently disabled on mipsel¹ does not exactly
> increase confidence in the libc6 package on that architecture.

The testsuite has been disabled due to broken buildds, not due to a
broken package. It is actually run when build on a different machines
than the build daemons, and it passes without any problem, provided you
have a recent kernel (lenny one for example).

Aurelien Jarno                          GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73
aurelien@aurel32.net                 http://www.aurel32.net

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