AIX 3.2.4 dbx crashes system! (was: Python 1.0.2 arraymodule.c ... )

Steven D. Majewski (
Fri, 6 May 1994 22:45:47 GMT

In trying to debug why arraymodule.c in python dumps core when
built with AIX xlc but *doesn't* when built with gcc, I tried
rebuilding it all without -O and with -g, so I could run dbx
on it.

'dbx python' crashes the whole system, big time!

A NEW WAY to reboot the system from a non-root process!
Suprised the heck out of me - it's usually been a very
stable & reliable system.

[ This is AIX 3.2.4 on a 340. I'm going to try the same thing on a
3.2.5 system and see what happens. ]

[ comp.unix.aix: Is this a known bug? Are there any PTFs ? ]

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