Avoiding 1, 2, and 3 but thought I'd propose a 4 other than a virtual
machine. Ask the vendor if they can provide a statically compiled
version, that way you don't have to worry about libc. I dunno how
flexible the vendor is but its worth asking
On 10/30/09, Duncan Smith <email@example.com> wrote:
> The company I work for is using gentoo on all its machines. We just
> got a license to a commercial tool which does not support gentoo. The
> closest thing it supports is RHEL v4.
> Running any command provided by the tool results in an explosive
> memory leak (virtual memory hits 400G in 1 second, and continues to
> I suspect the problem is that RHEL v4 uses =sys-libs/glibc-2.3.4,
> whereas we have =sys-libs/glibc-2.9_p20081201-r2 installed.
> I have three questions:
> 1. Am I posting to the right list?
> 2. Any idea what's going on? Could it be something other than glibc
> causing the problem?
> 3. If it is glibc, is there some way to install glibc slotted? Could
> I install an old version of glibc to some other lib folder (like
> /opt/lib64), and then use LD_LIBRARY_PATH somehow to get the tool to
> look there first? How?
> Thanks for any help or ideas.
> P.S. In case it's useful, here is the output of ldd:
> linux-vdso.so.1 => (0x00007fff9e3ff000)
> libncurses.so.5 => /lib/libncurses.so.5 (0x00007f49c871b000)
> libresolv.so.2 => /lib/libresolv.so.2 (0x00007f49c8503000)
> libm.so.6 => /lib/libm.so.6 (0x00007f49c827e000)
> libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0x00007f49c807a000)
> libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x00007f49c7d07000)
> /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007f49c897a000)
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