Subject: Re: Division by zero doesn't raise SIGFPE
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Chris Tribo <>
List: current-users
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