Friday, October 05, 2007

finally ... I can produce a segfault!

Thanks to mildew, I can now produce a rsyslog segfault. It even happens immediately at startup. Actually, it's a bit quick, I'd expected it to occur much later. But it looks similar enough to the bug reports I received, so I can hunt that one down (yes, it seems to occur persistently)! Chances are pretty good that, if it is fixed, the real culprit is found.

Ah ... and what was the magic? Mildew suggested to add mudflap to the project. I have to admit I was unaware of this capability. I guess, I'll now make it a standard part of the debug environment - but let's hunt the bug first...

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