reiserfs on 2.4.1,2.4.2-pre (with null bytes patch) breaks mozilla compile

From: Frank de Lange (
Date: Sat Feb 17 2001 - 11:21:18 EST


Well, subject says it all... When I try to compile mozilla (CVS version) with
the '--enable-elf-dynstr-gc' option, the compile fails with a segfault:

../../dist/bin/elf-dynstr-gc ../../dist/lib/components/
make[2]: *** [install] Segmentation fault (core dumped)

compiling the same codebase on an ext2 filesystem does not produce this
segfault. When I compare the produced library (, there is a
consistent difference between the one compile on the reiserfs and the ext2
filesystem. Running objdump on the reiserfs-compiled library also produces
errors (some assertion failures, a lot of 'invalid string offset' errors, and
finally a 'Memory exhausted' error), while objdump happily disassebles the
ext-produced binary.

These problems occur on:

 2.4.2-pre4 with Chris Mason's 'reiserfs fix for null bytes in small files'

So, there's something quite wrong here.

If anyone wants me to try something, do tell...


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