Re: Bug#400372: dpkg randomly craches on Sparc32 running HyperSPARC processor
On Sat, 2006-11-25 at 19:19:58 +0100, BERTRAND Joël wrote:
> Package: dpkg
> Version: 1.13.24
> Architecture: sparc
> Severity: grave
> I have some SparcSTATION 20 with one or two SuperSPARC-II and 448 MB
> of memory (thus, HIGHMEM is used). On these workstations, dpkg works fine.
> If I replace SuperSPARC-II by one, two or four ROSS RT-626, I cannot use
> dpkg because it craches with a random error when it tries to configure
> the package (it cannot read the configuration script due to a data
> corruption. Sometimes, an EOF in the middle of the script...).
> I have tested dpkg on three SS20 that perfectly work with SuperSPARC
> and with four different HyperSPARC modules, and with and without HIGHMEM.
> Results : in all configurations (with and without HIGHMEM), dpkg
> crashes with HyperSPARC and works with SuperSPARC. I don't understand
> this memory corruption because the workstations work fine in all
> configurations I have tested ! Kernels are 2.6.18.x.
Given that this happens when changing the CPU, and that this does not
happen anywhere else, I'd say it's a hw or kernel problem. Also given
the mails in debian-sparc about past state of HyperSparc support I
would say this is not related to dpkg, and the bug would need closing
or to be reassigned. But I've CCed debian-sparc for comments.