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[Xen-devel] xen-2.0 20040923 and previous: rpm crash in xenU


I have previously mentioned a floating point exception in rpm which seemed at one point to be connected with block-device handling in xenU systems, as both problems occurred at the same time. As I now get only the rpm floating point exception (sporadically), I have examined it further:

... # strace rpm

[lots of strace output omitted]

gettimeofday({1096021305, 741150}, NULL) = 0
nanosleep({0, 20000000}, {1076798912, 1075195904}) = 0
gettimeofday({1096021305, 741150}, NULL) = 0
--- SIGFPE (Floating point exception) @ 0 (0) ---
+++ killed by SIGFPE +++

Does anyone else have problems of this kind? It may of course be a bug in rpm but I would then expect it to appear in xen0 as well. This did happen,but only in xen2.0-20040909 and xen2.0-20040910.

So the implication (to me) is that there is a problem which sometimes causes rpm to crash in gettimeofday, which did affect both xen0 and xenU in xen2.0-20040909 and xen2.0-20040910, and which now only affects xenU.

Any ideas?

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