[pkg-firebird-general] Bug#648218: Bug#648218: firebird2.5-classic: fb_inet_server segfaults several time a day

Damyan Ivanov dmn at debian.org
Wed Nov 9 19:51:19 UTC 2011

-=| Robert Vojta, 09.11.2011 18:02:08 +0100 |=-
> Package: firebird2.5-classic
> Version:
> Severity: important
> Tags: squeeze
> Firebird, namely fb_inet_server, segfaults several times per day. I tried
> -super, -superclassic too, but the classic one is crashing less frequently
> than others.
> More connections leads to more crashes. In other words, when I do 
> use just one client, it crashes several times per day. But when I do 
> use two or more clients, it's dead in 30 minutes and I can't no 
> longer use Firebird - can't connect.

Even to the classic server? That's strange since fb_inet_server is run 
from inetd/xinetd and if you can't connect there is something terribly 
wrong somewhere.

> I have these errors in /var/log/firebird2.5.log
>  - INET/inet_error: read errno = 104
> Sometimes when I'm killing fb_inet_server processes, I have these messages
> in firebird log ...

I wonder why killing is necessary.

>  - Firebird shutdown is still in progress after the specified 
>  timeout
>  - Operating system call pthread_mutex_destroy failed. Error code 16
> And system log does contain these messages ...
> [10062.432824] fb_inet_server[2246]: segfault at b1d4ca88 ip b1d4ca88 sp b606734c error 4
> [20649.227405] fb_inet_server[2537]: segfault at b1cffa88 ip b1cffa88 sp b601a34c error 4 in gconv-modules.cache[b1dbd000+7000]

I have similar segfault messages with (64-bit 
squeeze), but these be emitted when clients disconnect from the server 
and are harmless.

Is this the same in your case or does the process crash during its 

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