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From Damitha Kumarage <>
Subject Re: Library crashes without proper arp setup
Date Fri, 21 Jan 2011 02:52:18 GMT
Hi Paul,
Please add a jira in

Paul Ackersviller wrote:
> The following description is from the person who analyzed the core dump,
> I'll only add that the box in question had two NICs, and networking was
> misconfigured in such a way that "arp $(hostname)" was failing.
> The axis2c library (used by GenericID) coredumps in axutil_uuid_gen_v1()
> (uuid_gen_unix.c) if it cannot retrieve the host system's MAC address.
> Libraries should not core dump without providing details of the
> underlying cause. The axutil_uuid_gen_v1() function should be modified
> to check that the mac_addr pointer is not NULL, and raise an error using
> the appropriate mechanism if it is NULL. Extra points if the called
> axutil_uuid_get_mac_addr() reports what system calls failed (note there
> are 3 axutil_uuid_get_mac_addr(), depending on the build system type).
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