[Namazu-users-en] Re: some queries failing (cgi)

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at shire.net
Sat Jun 18 07:11:12 JST 2005

On Jun 17, 2005, at 2:49 PM, Earl Hood wrote:

> On June 17, 2005 at 13:05, "Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC" wrote:
>> So we see it does not get past the tmp=strdup(str); line when str =
>> chad  . It seems to die in strdup as the cgi_output file ends
>> abruptly and we do not get any fprintf() from after the call
> Could be memory allocation problem, or memory corruption.  Did
> you get a core file?  Probably not because your coredumpsize limit
> is probably 0.
> Try running things under a debugger.
> If you do not want to step through Apache code, you could modify
> namazu.cgi to include a sleep call.  This way you have time to
> attach to the process with the debugger.

ok, except for when wrapped in fancy GUIs like in Apple's XCode, I am  
a gdb neophyte

I set a break on nmz_codeconv_external which is where the error is  

Breakpoint 2, nmz_codeconv_external (str=0xbffff620 "chad") at  
457     fprintf(stdout,"5       1 -- @%s@\n", str);fflush(stdout);
(gdb) n
454     nmz_codeconv_external (const char *str) {
(gdb) n
457     fprintf(stdout,"5       1 -- @%s@\n", str);fflush(stdout);
(gdb) n
459         tmp = strdup(str);
(gdb) s

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x400d26e5 in mallopt () from /lib/libc.so.6

It always happens in the same place when str = chad but not when it  
is paul or chad* or other things.  This is mighty suspicious to me.

I guess it is off to find the source for glibc (as this is a gentoo  
system) and look at strdup

no other system or program on this machine is having problems  
including much more resource intensive cgi (assumed) under the same  
username so  I think namazu is screwing up the malloc/mallopt maps or  

We'll see I guess


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