The latest Nevada/dbx bug
By Chris Quenelle on Dec 13, 2006
Now that more and more people are using prerelease versions of Solaris, the whole world is finding out what the dbx team has known for a long time. That is: Dbx has some pretty intricate and subtle dependencies on the OS. This showed up in a couple of bugs about a year ago that we still get reports on every now and then. It showed up again more recently with bug number 6477975. Solaris added a new proc service callback function, and it caused a randomized memory access in dbx, resulting in frequent crashes. There is a workaround involving LD_PRELOAD in the bug description that I linked to above. The dbx sustaining team is working on a patch, and I'll update this blog entry when it's available. Needless to say, I'm also working on trying to bump up the level of testing we do on Nevada releases.