Top command crashing with floating point exception!
basil.hussain at kodakweddings.com
Tue Mar 5 12:06:00 CST 2002
> where does 'strace -o file top' stop ?
I just tried this. Bizarrely, top works fine when run through strace. I can
make the trace file available if anyone wants. Oh, and the original core
dump file too.
> another possibility is that top maybe reads something out of
> the procfs which it doesn't understand. this could be the case e.g.
> if you use a pretty recent kernel, but an ancient top version.
I doubt it. Both kernel and top are from the same stock RH7.0 distribution.
> btw: a "very good" intruder modifies everything on your system, so that
> he is hiding his traces. this includes rpm checksums for libraries
> and binaries as well
Yes, I am well aware of this... Hence why I verified my top binary against
an external, known, copy using md5 from my desktop, not from the server. :-)
Internet Developer, Kodak Weddings
E-Mail: basil.hussain at kodakweddings.com
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