Re: "Exception at ..." with 2.1.9 and 2.1.10 kernels

Philippe Strauss (
Sat, 16 Nov 1996 14:21:55 +0100 (MET) wrote:
> Trying to compile a 2.1.10 kernel while running either a 2.1.9 or a 2.1.10
> kernel always (so far) produces a message like: "Exception at c012e340
> (c0193293)". Running a 2.0.25 kernel produces no messages.
> The first location is always inside getname and the second is always inside
> sprintf. A closer look seems to say that the first location is inside
> __strncpy_from_user.
> The message always occurs at about the same point in the make.
> I have no idea how significant this is.
> Thanks.

I got those too. Harmless, but I don't know what does it
mean. Also during make, I use make 3.75, stock gcc 2.7.2, libc-5.4.11,
It was already there in 2.1.8 and 2.1.7, can't find them in 2.1.6.

Note: I can't find any of those messages on logs from 2.1.7 kernels compiled
with gcc- Objective-C snapshot 960906

In short:

Found Exception at sprintf (getname)
in my logs?

2.1.5 stock gcc-2.7.2: no
2.1.6 gcc- Objective-C snapshot 960906: no
2.1.7 gcc- Objective-C snapshot 960906: no
2.1.7 stock gcc-2.7.2: yes
2.1.8 stock gcc-2.7.2: yes
2.1.9 stock gcc-2.7.2: yes

But it doesn't mean that gcc- Objective-C snapshot 960906
is any better, I may have not compiled anything with this 2.1.7 this
day (unlikely, but not impossible). Just a way to explore.

Philippe Strauss, CH-1092 Belmont

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