[Vm-dev] OSProcess fork issue with Debian built VM

Nicolas Cellier nicolas.cellier.aka.nice at gmail.com
Thu Jun 1 12:38:05 UTC 2017

Hi Holger,
thanks for reminding this.
So we must regenerate source from
I just did that for nice.55 (for a 2nd time), a pity that I missed the more
recent one...
It's better to send such message to vm-dev as you did, I thnk audience is
broader for VM concerns than pharo-dev

2017-06-01 11:32 GMT+02:00 Holger Freyther <holger at freyther.de>:

> > On 16. May 2017, at 20:57, Max Leske <maxleske at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Hi,
> Hi!
> > We're building the pharo.cog.spur VM on Debian (32 bits, itimer, on 64
> with compat libs). Unfortunately, we're running into one particular problem
> with OSProcess. Some primitives like primitiveFileStat work but forking a
> child process (e.g. with #waitForCommand) produces a segfault. We've tried
> to find a difference between our build and the VM downloaded from bintray
> but we weren't very successful. One difference we do see is that our libc6
> version is 2.19, while the one used in the travis build is 2.15 (although
> both binaries use the 2.19 version at runtime).
> >
> > I'm aware that OSProcess hasn't been tagged as officially ready for
> Pharo 6 (which is where I'm using it). However, all of my tests with the
> prebuilt VM's have been successful.
> I wanted to look at the issue and it seems that the compiler warning about
> out of bound array access[1] in restoreDefaultSignalHandlers remains
> unfixed? I reported it in February and the plugin code doesn't seem to be
> regenerated since then. Some of my PRs are still unreviewed so does
> somebody else want to try her or his luck?
> I think this[2] and that[3] are candidates to be merged?
> holger
> [1] http://lists.pharo.org/pipermail/pharo-dev_lists.
> pharo.org/2017-February/127495.html
> [2] http://www.squeaksource.com/@ZzgxlHh7fhZ1n9Zo/rdfZ1xy3
> [3] http://www.squeaksource.com/@ZzgxlHh7fhZ1n9Zo/wVMJyP1K
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