[PlanetCCRMA] problem with new redhat glibc

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Wed Nov 12 15:31:02 2003

> > > Yuck! Did you try with more recent Planet CCRMA kernels? What kind of
> > > error did you see happening? I wonder if they (by mistake) released a
> > > version with the non-nptl compatibility stuff...
> > 
> > I didn't try it with a more recent kernel. The errors were:
> > 
> > Mozilla: segfault right after a clone
> > rpm: can't open rpm database. rpm does use a bunch of threads
> > gnome: error creating a process
> > 
> > So, yeah, it does seem to be NPTL-related.
> We are not alone, see:
>   http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=109904
> He does not make any reference to kernels so this may be a generic
> problem. Did you try to boot into the RedHat kernel? It would be
> interesting for RedHat to know if it is working in the RedHat kernel and
> not working on the Planet CCRMA. 

Just a followup, yes, it is a bug in their glibc packages and it is
related to nptl (nptl is activated even if the kernel does not support
it), see comment #6 on the bugzilla url. There will be a fix coming up
shortly from RedHat...

> Additional Comment #9 From Jakub Jelinek on 2003-11-12 17:35
> Testing version (on people.redhat.com) when it gets through the build system
> (shouldn't take more than 1 hour), as official errata depends how long
> it will take through QA.

-- Fernando