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killing left-over processes from ruby1.9 build failures crashes the kernel on hppa (Was: Bug#478717: ruby1.9: FTBFS on hppa: make[1]: *** [all] Segmentation fault)


(release-team: skip to the last paragraph)

I made some tests on simonides.ayous.org, running a 2.6.18 kernel, in a
sid chroot.

Building ruby1.9 simply blocks, leaving 2 miniruby processes running
using 100% CPU.

Killing those processes (with -9) crashes the system (I don't have
access to the console).

This clearly indicates a kernel problem (at least with 2.6.18). I need
access to a sparc box running 2.6.24 or 2.6.25 to try to reproduce this
issue. In the meantime, I can't do anything more.

The ruby1.9 version in testing fails to build with the make segfault
problem in a sid chroot on ayous. (Obviously, it built fine previously,
since it's in testing).

Couldn't we force ruby1.9 into testing, even if hppa is out of sync?
At this point I really don't think it's a ruby1.9 issue, and ruby1.9 is
tied to another transition (perl5.10, I think).
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