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Re: a2ps from bootable Flash

From: TBlittlefoot
Subject: Re: a2ps from bootable Flash
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 12:41:39 -0800
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On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 10:11:16AM -0500, Dan Novitsky wrote:
> Hello all!  I was wondering if anyone would be familior with running a 
> flavor of linux from disk-on-module (DOM) or bootable flash memory?  Here 
> is my situation:  I have a system configured with RedHat 7.2 (2.4.24 smp 
> kernel) running off of a 512MB CF module.  I am having some trouble with 
> a2ps in this configuration.  When a2ps is executed I instantly receive a 
> sementation fault with a core (core file reports an issue with strncpy).  
> What is strange is that this same configuration running from a SCSI hard 
> disc does just fine.  The only main differeance (though I'm sure there are 
> others that I haven't considered yet) is that on CF there is NO swap 
> partition.  Would this be an issue with a2ps?  Are there dependancies that 
> I may be missing (ldd on this file looks fine:
> --------------libm.so.6 => /lib/i686/libm.so.6 (0x40022000)
> --------------libc.so.6 => /lib/i686/libc.so.6 (0x40045000)
> --------------/lib/ld-linux.so.2 => /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x40000000) )
> Has anyone ever had a problem with a2ps seg faulting?

Unfortunately, Dan, this mailing list is pretty much a spam trap at
this point, and I don't believe a2ps is being maintained.

You might try creating a virtual swap partition in a ramdisk.


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