[Aptitude-devel] Bug#963790: Bug#963790: aptitude: crashes on arm64

Mikulas Patocka mikulas at twibright.com
Sat Jun 27 16:57:28 BST 2020

On Sat, 27 Jun 2020, Axel Beckert wrote:

> Hi Mikulas,
> thanks for the bug report
> Mikulas Patocka wrote:
> > Aptitude crashes on arm64. If I ress 'q' and quit aptitude, I get a crash.
> > If I press 'g' to let aptitude do some work, I get a crash.
> Hmmm, I assume this is reproducible on your machine?

Yes - it is 100% reproducible.

I've found out that the crash only happens with the kernel 5.8-rc. 
Aptitude works on 5.7. So, it may be bug in the kernel and not aptitude. I 
bisected it, and it is caused by the kernel commit 

> I recently got a crash on i386, but IIRC not during pressing any keys
> but during dependency resolution and on a box with just 1 GB of RAM.
> Expected it to be a OOM issue because of that. Will keep an eye on
> this on those architectures I use daily.
> Will also try to setup an arm64 unstable on a Raspberry Pi and see if
> I can reproduce this.

I am running debian unstable in a virtual machine on the MacchiatoBIN 

> > This is the stacktrace of the crash:
> Thanks for these details.
> P.S.: I updated the bug title, just "aptitude" is not that much
> helpful. ;-)
> 		Regards, Axel
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