Worthless core dump

From: Zeavon (zeavon@kilnar.com)
Date: 02/27/99

        I've been having a couple of crashes per day and I get the following from the
core dump:
Core was generated by `bin/spear -q 1066'.
Program terminated with signal 11, Segmentation fault.
find_solib: Can't read pathname for load map: Input/output error

#0  0x0 in ?? ()
(gdb) backtrace
#0  0x0 in ?? ()
(gdb) list
111     void auction_update(void);
112     int set_sendbuf(socket_t s);
114     /*
115     *  main game loop and related stuff
116     *********************************************************************
118     int main(int argc, char **argv)
119     {
120       int pos = 1;

As you can tell 'backtrace' isn't telling me diddly and that's my main key
when tracking down a crash. The crashes are sporadic and I've not been able to
re-create them so far. Just my mortals running around do it and it's usually
while I'm gone or not snooping.

Is there any way that I can pull useful data from the core dump or alter my
mud so that it will generate more helpfile information?


Zeavon Calatin, MageMaster of the Realms
Implementor of The Spear of Insanity
  MUD: kilnar.com 1066
  Web: http://www.kilnar.com/spear/

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