has been having
problems running on tower
. The architecture of Seminole is
multi-threaded, but the threading library under RedHat
5.2 (and Linux 2.0) is basically
broken, so Mark is having to simulate that by using
And it's not working that well. It'll run for a few days, then the process
accepting new connections will die for no apparent reason, leaving the main
process hung since it's not the one accepting connections and it isn't aware
that its child process died.
Mark, being primarily an embedded systems programmer isn't that
well versed in all the picky details of
POSIX (and especially
signals—granted it is a mess) so I wrote some code to trap every possible
signal, log it to syslogd and then exit. Hopefully we'll be
able to track down what might be happening.
I also pull out the state of the registers but that is very
dependant upon the compiler options used and is a complete hack (that as far
as I know, only works under the Intel platform without the
-fomit-frame-pointer option under the Linux 2.0 kernel.
Did I mention it being a hack?
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