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Bug 98230 - vim Segmentation fault on ppc64
Summary: vim Segmentation fault on ppc64
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: PPC64 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: ppc64 architecture team
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-07-07 09:10 UTC by Jon Mason
Modified: 2006-11-13 14:11 UTC (History)
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Description Jon Mason 2005-07-07 09:10:27 UTC
When using vim, exiting the program logs an error to the screen.  

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. vim anyfile
2. exit (:q)

Actual Results:  
Vim: Caught deadly signal SEGV
Vim: Finished.
Segmentation fault

Expected Results:  
no errors

vim version:

emerge info:
Portage (default-linux/ppc64/2005.0, gcc-3.4.4,
glibc-, 2.6.11-gentoo-r8 ppc64)
System uname: 2.6.11-gentoo-r8 ppc64 POWER3 (630)
Gentoo Base System version 1.6.12
Python:              dev-lang/python-2.3.5 [2.3.5 (#1, Jul  5 2005, 03:38:28)]
dev-lang/python:     2.3.5
sys-apps/sandbox:    [Not Present]
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.59-r6
sys-devel/automake:  1.9.5, 1.5, 1.8.5-r3, 1.7.9-r1, 1.6.3, 1.4_p6
sys-devel/libtool:   1.5.18-r1
virtual/os-headers:  2.6.11-r2
CFLAGS="-O2 -pipe -mcpu=power3"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/kde/2/share/config /usr/kde/3/share/config
/usr/share/config /var/qmail/control"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -pipe -mcpu=power3"
FEATURES="autoaddcvs autoconfig ccache distlocks sandbox sfperms strict"
USE="ppc64 berkdb bitmap-fonts emboss fortran gif gpm jpeg ncurses pam perl
pngpython readline ssl tcpd truetype truetype-fonts type1-fonts unicode zlib
userland_GNU kernel_linux elibc_glibc"
Comment 1 Jon Mason 2005-07-07 09:12:34 UTC
Similar behavior seen in bug 69453 (though it is a gvim bug)
Comment 2 Jon Mason 2005-07-07 09:36:25 UTC
I upgraded to 6.3.075, and I still see the error.
Comment 3 Jon Mason 2005-07-07 10:49:37 UTC
Also saw the following error while moving back to the previous version (6.3-r2)
of vim, not sure if it is related:
--- !targe sym /usr/bin/ex
 * Updating documentation tags in /usr/share/vim/vim63
/usr/portage/eclass/vim-doc.eclass: line 37:  3193 Segmentation fault     
DISPLAY= $vim -u NONE -U NONE -T xterm -X -n -f '+set nobackup nomore'
"+helptags $d/doc" '+qa!' </dev/null >&/dev/null
>>> Regenerating /etc/
 * Caching service dependencies ...                                       [ ok ]
>>> Regenerating /etc/
 * Caching service dependencies ...                                       [ ok ]
>>> Auto-cleaning packages ...

>>> No outdated packages were found on your system.

Comment 4 Markus Rothe (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-07-07 11:22:04 UTC
this is a known problem as a _workaround_ is to compile vim without perl support:

echo "app-editors/vim -perl" >> /etc/portage/package.use && emerge vim

Also I found out that the combination of gcc-4.0.1_pre20050702,
glibc-, binutils-2.16.1 and vim-6.3.068 solves this problem.
(maybe only a newer gcc version is needed, but this are the versions, which I used)
Comment 5 Markus Rothe (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-07-07 11:23:05 UTC
the first sentence is somehow wired... this is what I wanted to say:

this is a known problem. A _workaround_ is to compile vim without perl support:
Comment 6 Jon Mason 2005-07-08 09:18:41 UTC
I updated glibc, binutils, and vim, and I still see the problem.  The solution
might be in gcc 4.0, but that would only be a work around.

From comment #4, if this is a know issue, is there a bug I should dupe this one to?
Comment 7 Markus Rothe (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-07-08 11:07:23 UTC
(In reply to comment #6)
> From comment #4, if this is a know issue, is there a bug I should dupe this
one to?

It is known as in "someone (IIRC dostrow) is looking into this, when he has some
spare time".

Comment 8 Dan Ost 2006-05-30 08:50:10 UTC
Is this bug still present in current versions of vim or can this bug
be closed out?
Comment 9 Markus Rothe (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-05-30 12:46:21 UTC
this bug is still present and the workaround is to add "app-editors/vim -perl" to /etc/portage/package.keywords.

this bug will be solved when >=gcc-4.0 will be stable on ppc64. (this might not happen within the next months...)
Comment 10 Tom Gall (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-11-13 14:11:31 UTC
closing this bug as gcc 4.1.1 with glibc 2.4 is now stable and this bug disappears as a result. 
Comment 11 Tom Gall (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-11-13 14:11:49 UTC
stick a fork in it!