Issue #13284 has been updated by knedlsepp (Josef Kemetmller).


I tried a few suggestions, which did not work out for me:
- Configure with --with-setjmp-type=_setjmp
- Compile using -O0 -fno-omit-frame-pointer -fno-stack-protector

What finally worked for me was to run the build without stack limits: `ulimit -s unlimited`.

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Bug #13284: IA64 ruby 2.4 miniruby segfault
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/13284#change-72495

* Author: ntfshard (Maksim Derbasov)
* Status: Assigned
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: takano32 (Mitsuhiro TAKANO)
* Target version: 
* ruby -v: 
* Backport: 2.2: UNKNOWN, 2.3: DONE, 2.4: DONE
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Hello, I faced with this degradation (2.0.0 work perfect)

[ruby-2.4.0]$ gdb ./miniruby
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This GDB was configured as "ia64-redhat-linux-gnu"...Using host libthread_db library "/lib/libthread_db.so.1".

(gdb) run
Starting program: /tmp/ruby-2.4.0/miniruby
Reading symbols from shared object read from target memory...done.
Loaded system supplied DSO at 0xa000000000000000
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread 16384 (LWP 28566)]

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
[Switching to Thread 16384 (LWP 28566)]
reserve_stack (limit=0x60000ffc000010e0 <Address 0x60000ffc000010e0 out of bounds>, size=17179852800) at thread_pthread.c:722
722                 limit[0] = 0;
(gdb) print sz
Variable "sz" is not available.

(gdb) bt
#0  reserve_stack (limit=0x60000ffc000010e0 <Address 0x60000ffc000010e0 out of bounds>, size=17179852800) at thread_pthread.c:722
#1  0x400000000038ee30 in ruby_init_stack (addr=0x60000fffffffb4a0, bsp=0x60000ffbffffc080) at thread_pthread.c:751
#2  0x4000000000024460 in main (argc=1, argv=0x60000fffffffb4b8) at main.c:34

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P.S. I did not get the main idea of a code but it looks a little bit dangerous (http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man3/alloca.3.html  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1018853/why-is-the-use-of-alloca-not-considered-good-practice)




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