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Re: postscreen segfault

From: Victor Duchovni <Victor.Duchovni_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Oct 06 2010 - 17:37:14 GMT
To: "Vernon A. Fort" <>

On Wed, Oct 06, 2010 at 12:28:45PM -0500, Vernon A. Fort wrote:

> > We don't yet need the whole core file, just run:
> >
> > gdb /usr/sbin/postscreen /path/to/core
> > ... copious output ...
> > gdb) bt
> >
> > The "bt" command generates a back-trace (stack trace), that should show
> > where the segfault occurred. Ideally, your postscreen is compiled with
> > "-g" or "-g -O", i.e. with symbols and line numbers, ...
> >
> attached. This is a gentoo install so added the "ggdb" flag to the
> make.conf file and re-compiled postfix. I also removed the
> -fomit-frame-pointer per the backtrace doc's.

Sadly, the binary still has no symbols. It should be compiled with
"-g" or "-g -O" and installed without being stripped, although that
is not too hard to fix, by running gdb on the unstripped binary
in the build-tree instead.

> This is my first time working with core and backtrace files - bear with
> me.

Thanks. This is closer, but the "postscreen" binary does not yet have
the necessary symbol table.

-- Viktor.