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Re: 22.0.99 emacs dumper (?) problem

From: Chip Coldwell
Subject: Re: 22.0.99 emacs dumper (?) problem
Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 11:28:33 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 21 May 2007, Chong Yidong wrote:

> Chip Coldwell <address@hidden> writes:
> >
> > We very genuinely hope to get this fixed in glibc before Fedora 7
> > (note that they are dropping the "Core") ships, so hopefully the
> > PROBLEMS entry will not be necessary.
> I think there is no harm documenting this, in case anyone happens to
> use the affected versions of glibc.  I'v added the following text to
> ** Emacs crashes on startup after a glibc upgrade.
> This is caused by a binary incompatible change to the malloc
> implementation in glibc 2.5.90-22.  As a result, Emacs binaries built
> using prior versions of glibc crash when run under 2.5.90-22.
> This problem was first seen in pre-release versions of Fedora 7, and
> may be fixed in the final Fedora 7 release.  To stop the crash from
> happening, first try upgrading to the newest version of glibc; if this
> does not work, rebuild Emacs with the same version of glibc that you
> will run it under.  For details, see
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=239344

OK, sounds reasonable to me.


Charles M. "Chip" Coldwell
Senior Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc

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