Subject: Re: Division by zero doesn't raise SIGFPE
To: Chris Tribo <email@example.com>
From: Min Sik Kim <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/16/2003 13:27:20
On Tue, 16 Dec 2003 13:25:42 -0500 (EST)
Chris Tribo <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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.
Thanks for pointers. I found that this problem had been reported as
PR pkg/22483. Still open, though.
Min Sik Kim