SUMMARY: CDE Perfmeter

From: Craig C. Hopewell (
Date: Fri Feb 27 1998 - 16:37:21 CST

The original question was:
> We have a SUN Ultra1-140 running Solaris 2.5.1 (and Recommended
> Patch Cluster) with CDE.
> When the primary user of the system attempts to bring up
> "perfmeter" from the window manager menu, it pops up only
> briefly (just long enough to see it) and dies. It had been
> working, and of course, the user purports to have changed nothing.
> When root is the login account, "perfmeter" works fine.

Responses may be summarized as:

        - Look for a "dot" file causing havoc. (It is something in the .cshrc,
        but we have not determined what.)

        - Check other user accounts. (Others work fine, so we recreated the
        problem account with a new .cshrc and it works. We will add items to
        it until it fails or it is complete.)

        - Use command line "perfmeter" with "truss". "truss perfmeter" fails

                ioctl(3, FIONREAD, 0xEFFFD864)
                        Incurred fault #6 FLTBOUNDS %pc = 0x6FD4E268
                          siginfo: SIGSEGV SEGV_MAPERR addr=0x00000000
                        Received signal #11, SIGSEGV [default]
                          siginfo: SIGSEGV SEGV_MAPERR addr=0x00000000
                                *** process killed ***
        Obviously an error condition, but I don't know what it is.

Thanks to all who responded with suggestions!

Craig C. Hopewell
Unix Systems Administrator
Raytheon Systems Company
(303) 739-5015

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