On 2018-07-11 04:46, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Thomas Deutschmann wrote:
>> -                p->fts_statp->st_ino = D_INO (dp);
>> +                memcpy(&p->fts_statp->st_ino, &dp,
>> sizeof(p->fts_statp->st_ino));
> This looks like a kernel bug, not a coreutils bug. readdir must be
> returning a pointer to an misaligned struct. Can you look into that? For
> example, what happens if you insert this:
>   if ((intptr_t) (dp) % _Alignof (struct dirent) != 0)
>      abort ();
> before the memcpy? The 'abort ()' should never happen; if it does,
> there's a bug in readdir, surely.

Not sure if this is a kernel problem. Isn't test suite using
LD_PRELOAD to pull in additional libraries which could cause
such a breakage? And wouldn't "rm" show any failure during normal

The sparc user added the requested debug code and confirmed that
abort() will be triggered.

#0  0xf7e230fc in raise () from /lib/libc.so.6
#1  0xf7e25240 in abort () from /lib/libc.so.6
#2  0x0001813c in fts_build (sp=sp@entry=0x309c0, type=type@entry=3) at 
#3  0x00018bd0 in fts_read (sp=sp@entry=0x309c0) at lib/fts.c:966
#4  0x00012750 in rm (file=file@entry=0xffffc95c, x=x@entry=0xffffc7f4) at 
#5  0x00011564 in main (argc=<optimized out>, argv=<optimized out>) at 
(gdb) frame 2
(gdb) p dp
$1 = (struct dirent *) 0x31dcc

User said it is also always going through

#0  0xf7fb4684 in readdir64 () from ./k.so

Kernel: Linux castor 4.16.8 #1 SMP Tue May 15 22:40:58 CEST 2018 sparc64 sun4v 
UltraSparc T2 (Niagara2) GNU/Linux

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