[Vm-dev] For how long UUID issue will bite us? (Was: Re: [squeak-dev] Closure testers needed)

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Tue Jul 21 16:53:41 UTC 2009

On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 08:24:10PM +0200, Nicolas Cellier wrote:
> 2009/7/18 David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com>:
> >
> > Someone (faried) has added an additional Mantis report on this problem, see
> > http://bugs.squeak.org/view.php?id=7371.
> >
> > The new bug report contains some useful gdb output showing a segfault occuring
> > in the actual uuid_generate() library call. The VM support code wrapping this
> > call looks dead simple, so I'm hard pressed to see how that could be wrong.
> > This plugin is trivial; we must be missing something obvious.
> >
> > Note, I'm not actually working on this bug, and I've never seen it happen. I'm
> > just tracking it in Mantis and hoping that someone can point to a solution.
> >
> Anything to do with https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=471801 ?

FYI, faried has provided some excellent follow up information on this issue
on Mantis 7358, including a link to http://bugs.python.org/issue6059, which
appears to show Python running into the same library bug.


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