mud won't run using gdb...but runs w/o gdb

From: Snaga (
Date: 09/14/00

Hi, everyone

I noticed the other day when i tried to mail one of my builders
that the mud seemed to crash when i sent the mail.  I say seemed
to crash because i got no core, and could find no record of anything
amiss in the log.  Being curious i decided to run gdb on it and
see what it would say when i tried to use mail.  Well the funny
thing is that it wouldn't even finish booting up the mud and i the
relevant parts of what i saw are listed below.  The ironic part
is that when i run it using autorun i never see anything about
deleting timed out crash  or rent files...i'm clueless and would
appreciate help.  here's the info:

ep 14 12:01:53 ::    Objects.
Sep 14 12:01:53 ::    Rooms.
Sep 14 12:01:53 :: Assigning spell and skill levels.
Sep 14 12:01:53 :: Sorting command list and spells.
Sep 14 12:01:53 :: Booting mail system.
Sep 14 12:01:53 ::    500 bytes read.
Sep 14 12:01:53 ::    Mail file read -- 2 messages.
Sep 14 12:01:53 :: Reading banned site and invalid-name list.
Sep 14 12:01:53 :: Deleting timed-out crash and rent files:

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x400a4882 in _IO_default_xsputn () from /lib/
(gdb) bt
#0  0x400a4882 in _IO_default_xsputn () from /lib/
#1  0x401415e0 in __DTOR_END__ () from /lib/
Cannot access memory at address 0x8.

Again the real kicker is that though  i'm no closer to figuring out
what is happening with my mail system the mud runs fine, unless i try
to use gdb on it.

Snaga is trying to recite mantras rather than pulling hair out :)

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