gpg card status crash

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed May 12 00:15:48 CEST 2010

On May 11, 2010, at 5:12 PM, Nicholas Cole wrote:

>>> On gpg 1.4.10, the following command works fine:
>>> gpg --card-status
>>> The following command causes gpg to crash:
>>> Macintosh-2:~ nicholas$ gpg  --status-fd 1 --card-status
>>> gpg(34195) malloc: *** mmap(size=6594112295125651456) failed (error code=12)
>>> *** error: can't allocate region
>>> *** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug
>> Need more information to even guess.  What OS is this?  (Your prompt is "Macintosh" - is this an OSX box?  If so, what version of OSX?)
>> What card reader do you use?  What version of the card is this?
> Dear David,
> Sorry for the poor report.  I'm running OS X 10.6.3, with version 2 of
> the card and with the GREMALTO USB Shell Token version 2.

Hmm.  I tried to duplicate this (same OSX, same card, but different card reader), but without any luck.  Can you try and get a backtrace?  To do that, run "gdb /the/path/to/gpg" then enter "break malloc_error_break", and finally "run --status-fd 1 --card-status".  When you get a prompt, enter "bt full".  Send the output of the bt full.


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