Subject: Segmentation fault
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Lucio De Re <email@example.com>
Date: 09/27/2000 08:21:38
I explained a couple of days ago that I could get a program to execute
correctly only after running it once under gdb. Otherwise, I got
"Segmentation fault" errors without fail.
I have another piece of the puzzle: it seems that whatever is loading
the program from the NFS-mounted remote drive (kernel exec, I presume)
is failing, whereas loading the disk image (and running it, perhaps?)
under gdb seems to clear the path for further execution.
I got to this conclusion because the very same program fails once
again, after having run correctly a few hours ago. My (uneducated)
guess is that gdb loads it correctly and somehow this creates a memory
image that eventually expires. Would the UVM be involved in this?