ifconfig seg faulting?

Erik Norgaard norgaard at locolomo.org
Thu Feb 17 13:10:19 GMT 2005

Andy Holyer wrote:
> I just had a scamper to recover a FreeBSD 5.2 server (Dell Poweredge 
> rack mount server, 1 GB RAM twin Gig Ethernet).
> The only bit that's not right now is that every time we run ifconfig, it 
> has a segmentation fault and dumps core.
> Example:
>  > ifconfig -a
> em0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
>         options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM>
>         ether 00:c0:9f:39:f4:e8
>         media: Ethernet autoselect
>         status: no carrier
> Segmentation fault (core dumped)
>  >
> You can specify a particular interface, that reports correctly, and then 
> dumps core.
> Anyone seen anything like this? Any hints gladly received.

I have seen something similar, except it only coredumped when run with 
no options or -a. I updated my sources and rebuildt world and the 
problem disappeared.

Cheers, Erik

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