Subject: nbcksum core dumps on amd64
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From: sgimips NetBSD list <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 06/15/2004 23:54:09
I've recently started using an amd64 machine as a host for my nightly
release builds for a number of platforms and have discovered that
nbcksum core dumps on the amd64.

I discovered it in the logs after the world had been built
and the release sets were checksummed.  I investigated further and
found that nbcksum itself simply dumps core, even without any
command-line parameters:

# CKSUM=/tiny/obj/sgimips-main/tooldir.NetBSD-2.0_BETA-x86_64/bin/nbcksum sh /tiny/src/sgimips-main/distrib/sets/makesums -t /tiny/release/sgimips-main/sgimips/binary/sets base.tgz
/tiny/obj/sgimips-main/tooldir.NetBSD-2.0_BETA-x86_64/bin/nbcksum -o1 base.tgz
[1]   Segmentation fault (core dumped) ${CKSUM} -o1 ${l...
[1]   Segmentation fault (core dumped) ${CKSUM} ${lists...
[1]   Segmentation fault (core dumped) ${CKSUM} -m ${li...
[1]   Segmentation fault (core dumped) ${CKSUM} -o2 ${l...
# /tiny/obj/sgimips-main/tooldir.NetBSD-2.0_BETA-x86_64/bin/nbcksum -o1 base.tgz
[1]   Segmentation fault (core dumped) /tiny/obj/sgimips-main/tooldir.NetBSD-2.0_BETA-x86_64/bin/nbcksum -o1 base.tgz
# /tiny/obj/sgimips-main/tooldir.NetBSD-2.0_BETA-x86_64/bin/nbcksum
[1]   Segmentation fault (core dumped) /tiny/obj/sgimips-main/tooldir.NetBSD-2.0_BETA-x86_64/bin/nbcksum

Further tried gdb to see if anything useful was reported, but no such luck:

mod57# gdb /tiny/obj/sgimips-main/tooldir.NetBSD-2.0_BETA-x86_64/bin/nbcksum
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This GDB was configured as "x86_64--netbsd"...(no debugging symbols found)...
(gdb) run
Starting program: /tiny/obj/sgimips-main/tooldir.NetBSD-2.0_BETA-x86_64/bin/nbcksum 
(no debugging symbols found)...(no debugging symbols found)...
(no debugging symbols found)...
Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x0000000040a889f8 in strcmp () from /usr/lib/
(gdb) back
#0  0x0000000040a889f8 in strcmp () from /usr/lib/

The core dumps occur building AT LEAST NetBSD/sgimips, NetBSD/alpha and
NetBSD/sparc64, though I would expect even a native build to fail since
I understand the toolchain nbcksum to be the same for any platform built
on this host.