[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#750593: xsltproc: bus error on some architectures

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de
Sun Jan 3 14:59:48 UTC 2016

On 01/03/2016 03:05 PM, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 03, 2016 at 11:45:45AM +0100, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
>> We are constantly running into this issue on sparc64 as well.
> Thank you for taking the time to look into this in more detail, much
> appreciated.

No problem. It actually currently keeps us from installing sparc64 since
systemd is no longer up-to-date.

>> I have already updated the kernel to 4.3.3 from unstable as well as
>> tried the patch that Peter De Wachter suggested for docbook-xsl as
>> well as changing the permissions for /dev/shm, to no avail.

Further research shows that it might actually be a glibc bug which
occurred first with glibc_2.21. The problem never occurred with

The last successful build of the systemd package was with glibc_2.19:

> https://buildd.debian.org/status/logs.php?pkg=systemd&arch=sparc64

After that, we used 2.21 and xsltproc started segfaulting.

It's also unlikely to be a problem with execessive stack usage as
manipulating the stack size with ulimit does not have any influence
until the stack size is intentionally set to very small values.

Still debugging.


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