On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 05:46:44AM -0700, Jon Erickson wrote:

> > To start, the user that generated this error was advised to backout the 
> > resulting munge and use a standard merge to fix his problems.  Following 
> > standard merging practices fixed his problems but his original approach had 
> > been nagging at me.  This user was using git pull to merge from master to 
> > his personal development branch.  Here are the steps he was performing 
> > and the resulting pop:
> >
> > git checkout -b ticket/1976 origin/master
> >
> > git commit -m 'As requested, renamed files to reflect their type.'
> >
> > git commit -m 'Added convenience alias for commands.'
> >
> > git commit -m 'Modifications to support "use PAW" Banner display.'
> >
> > git pull origin master
> >
> > got the following:
> >
> > error: merge died of signal 11 (SEGV) plus a core file
> >
> Could SEGV mean segmentation fault i.e. out of memory error or am I way 
> off base?  

That's exactly what it means.

But to be honest, SIGSEGV seldom, if ever, means an out-of-memory error,
except when there's a bug in the software so when the C's malloc()
returns NULL -- it does to in the case of out-of-memory, -- that value
is not checked for being valid and is used right away.

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