Debian Bug report logs - #657321
js/src/shell/js segfaults on ia64

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Package: src:mozjs; Maintainer for src:mozjs is Chris Coulson <>;

Reported by: Michael Biebl <>

Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 16:18:02 UTC

Severity: important

Merged with 659186

Found in version mozjs/1.8.5-1.0.0+dfsg-3

Fixed in version mozjs/1.8.5-1.0.0+dfsg-4

Done: Chris Coulson <>

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Bug#657321; Package src:mozjs. (Wed, 25 Jan 2012 16:18:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Michael Biebl <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: js/src/shell/js segfaults on ia64
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:15:23 +0100
Source: mozjs
Version: 1.8.5-1.0.0+dfsg-3
Severity: important

While mozjs compiles successfully on ia64, the resulting binary
js/src/shell/js segfaults when it is executed.

Mike Hommey mentioned on IRC:
ahhhh for ia64, you're mostly screwed :-/ the way it was fixed in
iceweasel (and now, i remember it was done later than 4) is to hack
jemalloc, and this is not possible with the system allocator :-/ (this
is a fix that is upstream and comes from redhat ; short of making
intrusive changes to the engine, this is the only solution)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (200, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Information forwarded to, Chris Coulson <>:
Bug#657321; Package src:mozjs. (Thu, 09 Feb 2012 11:36:17 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Michael Biebl <>:
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Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Michael Biebl <>
Subject: JS engine completely broken on ia64
Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2012 12:34:28 +0100
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Forcibly Merged 657321 659186. Request was from Michael Biebl <> to (Mon, 13 Feb 2012 15:09:12 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #13 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Chris Coulson <>
Subject: Bug#659186: fixed in mozjs 1.8.5-1.0.0+dfsg-4
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:48:01 +0000
Source: mozjs
Source-Version: 1.8.5-1.0.0+dfsg-4

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
mozjs, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Chris Coulson <> (supplier of updated mozjs package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:10:45 +0100
Source: mozjs
Binary: libmozjs185-1.0 libmozjs185-dev
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 1.8.5-1.0.0+dfsg-4
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Chris Coulson <>
Changed-By: Chris Coulson <>
 libmozjs185-1.0 - Spidermonkey javascript engine
 libmozjs185-dev - Spidermonkey javascript library - development headers
Closes: 659186 678859
 mozjs (1.8.5-1.0.0+dfsg-4) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Stephan Schreiber ]
   * Fix MapPages() to work on ia64
     - add debian/patches/fix-map-pages-on-ia64.patch
     - update debian/patches/series
   * Disable JS static strings on ia64
     - add debian/patches/disable-static-strings-on-ia64.patch
     - update debian/patches/series
   * Closes: #659186
   [ gregor herrmann ]
   * Fix "libmozjs185-dev depends on libffi-dev": add libffi-dev to Depends in
     libmozjs185-dev binary package. Thanks Nicolas Boulenguez.
     (Closes: #678859)
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