Subject: Re: Division by zero doesn't raise SIGFPE
To: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris Tribo <email@example.com>
Date: 12/16/2003 13:25:42
On Tue, 16 Dec 2003, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> >A bit more info and correction. It happens only when I work under
> >GNOME-2.4 environment. If I use twm, no such problem. It's also fine
> >when I remotely connect to the machine, even if gnome-session is
> >running. The machine with 1.6ZF has exactly the same problem.
> That suggests that you should check the setting of signals under gnome
> -- remember that ignoring a signal is inherited by child processes.
> Also test using batch or cron, or when not running in X.
Actually I remember something like this happening before. Isn't
there an app that's part of gnome that watches for crashes and shows a
dialog telling you the app crashed or some such? I thought I remember
someone saying that it was masking certain signals improperly.
The nice thing about Windows is - It does not just crash, it displays a
dialog box and lets you press 'OK' first.
-- Arno Schaefer