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From Rob Hartill <>
Subject Re: WWW Form Bug Report: "caught SIGBUS, dumping core" on Solaris 2.x
Date Sat, 14 Sep 1996 09:36:53 GMT

thanks. I'll forward the info to the developers list.

rob wrote:
>Operating system: Solaris 2.x, version: 
>Version of Apache Used: 1.1.1
>Extra Modules used: 
>URL exhibiting problem:
>caught SIGBUS, dumping core. The error occurs when
>dir listing is turned on and the mod_dir.c module
>has 0 num_ent. The palloc() call in index_directory()
>doesn't seem to handle size zero properly. I fixed
>the problem by checking that num_ent > 0 in order
>to do any of the code from the palloc() call through
>the qsort(). output_directories() handles num_ent
>of zero just fine and problem is avoided. I have
>made available a patch file of the mod)dir.c
>source at:
>Hope this helps!!! :-)
>See patchfile which fixes problem at:

Rob Hartill (  ... why wait for a clear night to see the stars?.

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