Subject: Re: problem with 'w' after recent rebuild?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John F. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 01/08/1997 13:28:24
> I've rerun kvm_mkdb, etc;
You have to delete /var/db/kvm.db, because kvm_mkdb is BUGGY.
I have just determined that the string stored as the VRS_KEY in /var/db/kvm.db
has zero length (at least on my system here), which causes it to compare
"equal" to whatever string (isn't) read out of /netbsd.
The code in nlist_aout.c (at least) must be calculating the offset incorrectly,
because it is reading in a string which starts with a NUL byte.
I don't know a.out format well enough to spot the problem by inspection.
If no one has found the problem by inspection by tonight, I'll look at it
more carefully when I have time.