Subject: Re: Division by zero doesn't raise SIGFPE
To: Chris Tribo <>
From: Min Sik Kim <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/16/2003 13:27:20
On Tue, 16 Dec 2003 13:25:42 -0500 (EST)
Chris Tribo <> wrote:

> On Tue, 16 Dec 2003, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> <snip>
> > >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