"illegal hardware instruction (core dumped)" cvsup/amd64

Gary Jennejohn gary.jennejohn at freenet.de
Tue Dec 15 16:49:08 UTC 2009

On Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:02:34 +0100
Pierre Beyssac <pb at fasterix.frmug.org> wrote:

> Since upgrading my world with a -current built last night, cvsup
> dumps core on me. Any idea?
> It is a Intel/ATOM 330 box used in 64bit mode. Everything else on
> the box runs fixe.
> Recompiling cvsup + ezm3 didn't fix the problem; neither did trying
> a libc from October.

I reported this everal weeks ago but there was never a satisfactory
resolution to the problem.

One poster (scf@) reported that using a 32-bit binary solves the problem.

In my experience running cvsup against a remote server (to keep a local
CVS tree up to date) works just fine.

Are you also running cvsupd and attaching to it?

I've found that not starting cvsupd in /etc/rc.conf and instead starting
it without -C in a shell script just before invoking cvsup works, so
I use something like this:

sleep 1
/usr/local/bin/cvsup supfile

and have localhost in supfile.

Otherwise I suggest using csup, which does not exhibit any bugs.

Gary Jennejohn

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