Top command crashing with floating point exception!

Peter Smith peter.smith at UTSouthwestern.edu
Tue Mar 5 11:07:00 CST 2002


Well, that is unless "checksums for the binary" means that you did this 
already--sorry.

Peter

Peter Smith wrote:

> It would be a good idea to verify that binary first.
>
> rpm -vVf $(which top) && echo OK || echo FAILED
>
> Peter
>
>
> Basil Hussain wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Just today, whilst winging my way around a command-line session on 
>> one of my
>> Linux servers (Dell-installed RH7.0, 2.2.16-enterprise) I ran the 'top'
>> command and receieved, much to my puzzlement, the following error:
>>
>> 12:09pm  up 252 days, 20:29,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
>> 51 processes: 50 sleeping, 1 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
>> Floating point exception (core dumped)
>>
>> Why on earth would top crash with such an error? Any specific reasons 
>> this
>> would happen? I've tried using 'ps', which seems to work fine.
>>
>> By the way, before anyone talks about intrusions, I've already had that
>> thought (with top being trojanised, albeit malfunctioning). I've 
>> checked all
>> the usuals - checksums for the binary, syslogs (or lack of), unusual
>> listening ports, etc. and nothing is out of the ordinary. So, this 
>> doesn't
>> appear to be the case. Must be just something ordinary like a bug...
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Basil Hussain
>> ---------------------------------------
>> Internet Developer, Kodak Weddings
>> E-Mail: basil.hussain at kodakweddings.com
>>
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