Bug#647520: should be fixed, was boinc-client: SIGSEGV

Steffen Möller steffen_moeller at gmx.de
Tue Aug 21 10:24:21 UTC 2012

Dear John,

After a closer look, the problem with your 6.13 version looks familiar. It is one of those cases when a memcpy (memory copy) operation copies to a destination that overlaps with the source. BOINC hat a few sprintf instructions that printed to itself. Not nice - and fixed somewhen in the BOINC 7 series....if we have not overlooked that particular one.

My suggestion is that you update to that. The newer boinc also comes with a boinc-dbg package, so we could identify the issue directly. If I had looked right earlier, then I would also have earlier pointed you to the instructions on how to use the LD_PRELOAD environment variable as explained e.g. here http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=73108

Sorry for not being helpful earlier, many thanks and regards,


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