I got quite the surprise today while opening a file for editing using
fx@teikapi2:~ sudo vim /etc/hosts Segmentation fault
Say what? Vim, segfaulting? Okay.
There was an automatic
apt-get upgrade on this machine today, so that is the explanation.
Still quite weird and most definitely not expected.
Quick backtrace under
#0 _dl_lookup_symbol_x (undef_name=0x40a93987 <error: Cannot access memory at address 0x40a93987>, undef_map=undef_map@entry=0x76fff958, ref=ref@entry=0x7efff3ec, symbol_scope=symbol_scope@entry=0x76fffb10, version=0x76d1e500, type_class=1, flags=flags@entry=1, skip_map=skip_map@entry=0x0) at dl-lookup.c:715 #1 0x76fdb31c in elf_machine_rel (reloc=0x54abe014, skip_ifunc=<optimized out>, reloc_addr_arg=0x54c7f4a0, version=<optimized out>, sym=0x54b2c384, map=0x76fff958) at ../ports/sysdeps/arm/dl-machine.h:377 #2 elf_dynamic_do_Rel (skip_ifunc=<optimized out>, lazy=0, nrelative=<optimized out>, relsize=<optimized out>, reladdr=<optimized out>, map=0x76fff958) at do-rel.h:137 #3 _dl_relocate_object (scope=<optimized out>, reloc_mode=<optimized out>, consider_profiling=<optimized out>, consider_profiling@entry=0) at dl-reloc.c:264 #4 0x76fd23a4 in dl_main (phdr=<optimized out>, phnum=<optimized out>, user_entry=<optimized out>, auxv=<optimized out>) at rtld.c:2201 #5 0x76fe5b30 in _dl_sysdep_start (start_argptr=start_argptr@entry=0x7efff800, dl_main=0x0) at ../elf/dl-sysdep.c:249 #6 0x76fd3c78 in _dl_start_final (arg=0x7efff800, arg@entry=0x0, info=info@entry=0x7efff580) at rtld.c:330 #7 0x76fd3f08 in _dl_start (arg=0x0) at rtld.c:558 #8 0x76fcfd50 in _start () from /lib/ld-linux-armhf.so.3
So looks like a fail whilst doing ELF dynamic relocation.
Somewhat regretfully, I reinstalled
vim and this fixed the problem.
Now, in retrospect, should have saved the binary.
The more I think about it the more interesting this seems.
System testing after upgrades seems like a good idea at this point, ofc that would be an overkill for my poor raspberry Pi that servers mainly as a Samba server at home 🙂
More digging next time, eh?