Finding the source of a sigill

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Wed Jan 26 13:24:27 PST 2005

--On Wednesday, January 26, 2005 10:33:51 AM -0600 Dan Nelson 
<dnelson at> wrote:

> In the last episode (Jan 26), Paul Schmehl said:
>> I found this in the messages log when snort died:
>> Jan 26 03:19:34 buttercup2 /kernel: pid 53186 (snort), uid 0: exited on
>> signal 4
>> There was no core dump.  Is there a way to figure out what the cause
>> of the sigill was?
> An illegal instruction :)  No way to find out any more without a core
> file.

Any way of knowing why sigill didn't produce a core file?  (It does when 
make fails.)

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member

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