Re: Sudden unexplained crash, strange behavior

From: Michael Pelletier <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 1998 15:00:03 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 28 Jul 1998, Arjan de Vet wrote:

> Are you starting as root and running as another uid? In that case
> the abort() call on BSD/OS does not give a coredump. I fixed it by
> adding 'enter_suid();' before the 2 'abort();' calls in tools.c.

Yes, I'm starting RunCache as root (in order to issue "unlimit"
commands) and have cache_effective_user set to "nobody nogroup".

I'll go ahead and make those changes to my code and see what happens.
Might be 10 days to a week before another crash crops up, though...

        -Mike Pelletier.
Received on Tue Jul 28 1998 - 12:46:06 MDT

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