[Mauiusers] Segmentation fault in MResAdjustDRes

Alexander Oltu Alexander.Oltu at bccs.uib.no
Wed Feb 11 01:39:50 MST 2009

We can't start Maui because it was sigfaulting right after start on:

(gdb) r
Starting program: /opt/maui/sbin/maui 

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x00000032b7f721e3 in memcpy () from /lib64/tls/libc.so.6
(gdb) bt
#0  0x00000032b7f721e3 in memcpy () from /lib64/tls/libc.so.6
#1  0x000000000045b6ca in MResAdjustDRes (JName=0x0, ForceEval=0) at MRes.c:7302
#2  0x000000000043e4c6 in MSchedProcessJobs (OldDay=0x7fbffff0e0 "", GlobalSQ=0x7fbfffb0e0, GlobalHQ=0x7fbfff70e0) at MSched.c:6955
#3  0x0000000000403a33 in main (ArgC=1, ArgV=0x7fbffff208) at

So we added JRE memory check into MRes.c and were able to start maui:

--- ../BUILD/maui-3.2.6p21/src/moab/MRes.c      2008-12-09 21:55:26.000000000 +0100
+++ MRes.c      2009-02-09 17:02:25.397267670 +0100
@@ -7255,7 +7255,15 @@
   if (CRE == NULL)
-    DBG(4,fCORE) DPrint("ALERT:    cannot allocate memory in %s\n",
+    DBG(4,fCORE) DPrint("ALERT:    cannot allocate memory for CRE in %s\n",
+      FName);
+    return(FAILURE);
+    }
+  if (JRE == NULL)
+    {
+    DBG(4,fCORE) DPrint("ALERT:    cannot allocate memory for JRE in %s\n",

Ofcourse after we started MAUI with this patch we got lot of "cannot allocate memory for JRE". We are not sure what it can be related to because there was no any changes in configuration files, so we suspect maybe some job which leaded to this error?

Alexander Oltu
System Engineer
Parallab, Bergen Center for Computational Science, Unifob

N-5008 Bergen, Norway
phone: +47 55584083

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