Marius Gedminas wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 01, 2010 at 06:07:26PM +0800, Martin Aspeli wrote:
>> I'm not sure if this is a Python issue or a zope issue. We're getting a
>> segfault on 64-bit SuSE Linux (SLES 11), originating from
>> z3c.autoinclude, which in turn called zope.configuration's<include />
>> implementation. This calls expat, which then crashes (no error, log
>> message, or core file, but it has all the markings of a segfault) during
>> parsing of the file.
>
> On recent Ubuntu versions segfaults get recorded in dmesg and end up in
> /var/log/kern.log like this:
>
> Mar 22 02:10:03 fridge kernel: [7804719.781375] python[10447]: segfault at 
> 7fff84a7c000 ip 00007fff83aae7cb sp 00007fff84a7bd98 error 7 in 
> libc-2.9.so[7fff83a2b000+168000]
>
> I assume that's a standard kernel feature now (we've 2.6.28, x86_64).


Interesting. I'll check.

>> The weird thing is that it's not parsing of any file: it happens during
>> a standard configure.zcml (for the collective.xdv package), but
>> z3c.autoinclude itself is invoked from another ZCML file, so it must've
>> been able to read that.
>>
>> Any tips on how to debug or similar experiences would be appreciated!
>
> Can you reproduce this, reliably?

Yes.

> I'd be reaching for python/expat debug symbols and gdb, probably.

I'm not sure how to do that. My gdb fu is *very* limited. I also assume 
I'd need to re-build python and/or expat for this?

Martin

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