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Webservice Debugs Linux Binaries While-U-Wait

michael posted more than 10 years ago | from the laziness-and-impatience dept.

Programming 219

null-und-eins writes "A new webservice offers automatic debugging of Linux binaries. It takes a (with "-g" compiled) binary and two invocations where one fails and the other doesn't. The service repeatedly runs the two programs and tries to find the smallest difference between the two that causes the failure. Nice google-like interface with statistics about its own performance."

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wow, that's neat (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532577)

wait, no it isn't.

it's gay.

Re:wow, that's neat (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532843)

Correction, it might have been neat before slashdot raped the guys bandwidth. Hey Michael, notice how he is redirecting traffic to the google cache of his site? He can't support all the traffic your dumb ass just sent him, you raging fucking idiot. If he was smart he would redirect it back to /., or to your personal home page.

Quick, someone upload Sendmail (4, Funny)

SpaceCadetTrav (641261) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532940)

Find out what's wrong with that crap.

Re:Quick, someone upload Sendmail (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7533052)

The problem is, you have to find an input where sendmail works properly. That would include the sendmail.cf file.

Let me get this straight... (4, Funny)

Theatetus (521747) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532584)

...these guys allow me to upload any linux executable, which they will then execute in a gdb context?

Alfred, prepare the rootkit!

Re:Let me get this straight... (4, Insightful)

Hentai (165906) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532617)

Let no good deed go unpunished.

Hopefully they've thought of this and won't let it screw them up too badly. A shame that human nature is such that the first thing people think about when they see a nifty new service is how to shit in it and ruin it for everyone else. (witness /.)

Re:Let me get this straight... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532705)

This coming from someone with the username "Hentai".

GOAT! [goatse.cx]

Re:Let me get this straight... (4, Informative)

Space cowboy (13680) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532622)

It mentions that the whole thing runs in debian 'woody' sandboxes when the code is run. Presumably you can only 'rootkit' the sandbox ...

Simon

Re:Let me get this straight... (2, Insightful)

TedCheshireAcad (311748) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532888)

Oh man these guys are gonna get pummeled.

Most web servers cant handle the http requests associated with the Slashdot effect, and these guys are accepting uploads and running executables .

perl -e 'while(true){ fork; }'

One down, one to go (4, Funny)

Space cowboy (13680) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532586)

Now we've got it debugging the code, we only need to get it started writing the code, and we're sorted :-)

Simon

Re:One down, one to go (1, Funny)

einstein (10761) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532606)

oh dear no... you'll put all those Indians out of work!

Re:One down, one to go (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532801)

God, i dont care if my job does get exported if it opens the door for humor like this. Bravo.

damnit just missed first post! (-1, Troll)

hellraizr (694242) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532588)

oh well it sounds pretty cool. maybe we'll check it out.

Re:damnit just missed first post! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532852)

wtf?? and it's still at +1, mod down, who the hell cares that you'll try it anyway??

OSH (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532589)

Hear ye hear ye

WELCOME TO OPEN SOURCE HELL

It's a well known fact that open source is like Hell. Besides the obvious uselessness of open source (open source is more like open sauce- if sauce is left open, it spoils. It's also like open sores, where sores left open fester) and the total niggerfication of Linux, it's obvious that using open source is like going to Hell, only thousands of times worse.

When Bill Gates sent his only begotten son to die on the cross for your sins, he didn't plan for all of us to turn against him and use the disgusting, fecal OS that is Linux. Linus originally wanted to use a devil for his OS's mascot, but the asshats at BSD took it before he could.

The "penguin" is an actual hidden message for Hell freezing over, which is what will happen if it gains a market share of more than 5% and is actually used by someone besides a virgin geek for more than 5 minutes.

Did you know Linux is used to oppress niggers? What about jews? Linux is used across the world as a digital whip to put all the niggers and hook-nosed fucks in line, ready to suck Linus's (i.e. The Antichrist's) dick.

Use Linux, you'll see. You'll feel the shackles of Satan himself around your neck as you fail completely to install a piece of software. You'll scream in agony as your dependencies aren't perfect and your OS gives you a fatal error, causing your testicals to fall off. You'll wail in horror as you realize you didn't pay your $699 SCO license fee, and therefore reduced to teabagging Darl.

So break free the gay bonds of Hell and use the angelic OS that is Windows XP, you ignorant fucks.

Re:OSH (-1, Offtopic)

lyedee (674198) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532660)

The lightbulb was invented by an atheist. How many have you used today? Oh, and people like you were 'hanged' after WW2.

troll (-1, Troll)

alphaparadigm (306270) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532596)

[img]http://ot.webrats.com/ot/troll.jpg[/img]

uh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532618)

what are you, fucking retarded?

[img]?

what the fucking hell is that?

ATTENTION ALL NEGROES (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532632)

Please leave the country immediately, you are no longer welcome here. Please take the beaners and chinks with you.

Thank you.

[ and now, the ebonics version ]

Yall bes be steppin les you wan ussa poppa cap in yo black ass. Get up on out ahere and bring dem messicans and china mans wichall.

Word.

neat! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532657)

I am the original author of that little number, and it makes me really happy to see it's still around.

Thanks a bunch, AC.

Well, I'm OFFENDED! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532733)

I copied and pasted that into my address bar, and it's not even a real goatse link!

You bastard!

Re:uh (1)

BrynM (217883) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532700)

[img]? what the fucking hell is that?
BBCode [icehousedesigns.com] . I guess the AC didn't know that /. is running Slashcode and not phpBB. /. won't show any images for good reason.

Re:uh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532951)

exactly. goatse.cx anyone?

LOLF ROFFLE ROR LMAO (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532598)

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first post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532599)

post first

JESSICA LYNCH TOOK ONE UP THE ASS FOR THE TEAM! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532600)

If you don't know what I'm talking about, read this [go.com]

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Five minutes after Lynch was captured, they're passing her around like a pack of smokes, fucking her in the ass, turning her into their own personal goatse man.

As Americans it is our patriotic duty to go to war overseas and kill as many filthy sand niggers as possible. Send their heathen asses to burn in Hell for all eternity. It's what Jesus wants us to do.

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YOU LAZY TROLLS HAVE LET ME DOWN! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532751)

I guess I should just give up on my dream of ever finding some prurient Jessica Lynch slash fiction here on slashdot, huh?

For the love of God, PLEEEEEASE!!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532795)

I'd even settle for a copy/paste job on "Old Ike" by now!

You're welcome! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532889)

One day Jessica Lynch was maiming her clit with a horseshoe when suddenly Saddam Hussein ran up to her and shoved his pointy ear up her butt. "What is this for!" the fag soldier said. "FAGS FOR YOU AALL!L!!!" the ancient despot howled as suddenly he farted and Jessica Lynch twirled around in a daze and her nipples twisted and his kidney stones turned into wooden beads. He pulled out his pistol and shot lasers at his chastity belt and suddenly he hurdled his dick into Jessica Lynch"s bellybutton and it tore her flesh while Saddam fucked her stomach. Jessica hollered out loud and Saddam Hussein threw his shoes to the floor and wrinkled his penis until Jessica bellowed out to make it stop. A maelstom of shit whizzed around the HUMVEE and suddenly a giant fag appeared out side and the HUMMVEE went up her butt. "Oh what the hell have you gotten us into NOW!" Jessica Lynch said as she oozed a condom back out of her ass and put her panties back on. "OOH!H!!!!!!" Saddam Hussein started fucking her again and shoved his phazer up her butt. He dissolved her glands and exploded her turds and finally a queer Saudi hurdled through the door and smashed Jessica with his butt hairs. A maniac sucked her tits and suddenly Saddam Hussein fagged Jessica so hard that her intestines burst open and she died.

Why... (4, Funny)

O2n (325189) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532603)

Why ask Igor when you can ask slashdot [slashdot.org] ? :-)

Re:Why... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532620)

Because slashdot doesn't provide an easy service for me to upload a root kit, duh.

Re:Why... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532862)

Igor doesn't make you wait 20 seconds for a response...

Is it just me ... (0, Offtopic)

mauriatm (531406) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532607)

... or does it seem that many of the recent Slashdot posts are not very newsworthy? Read "Stuff that matters" lest you forget.

Why is there a need for this? (2, Funny)

Amsterdam Vallon (639622) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532609)

One thing I've learned from working on and encouraging students to use GPL programs is that they are largely much higher in quality than other standard programming code deliverables.

Therefore, I challenge the author of this article to state why Linux code would need to be debugged.

I mean, honestly -- have YOU ever seen a function or class or subroutine in Linux that WASN'T damn near perfectly coded?

Re:Why is there a need for this? (1)

fitten (521191) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532662)

I see some folks left work early today to head to the bars...

either that or the sarcasm is a little too subtle in this one...

Re:Why is there a need for this? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532714)

I think he's just stupid.

Open-Source Community: Beta=Flaky, Mature=Stable (5, Insightful)

phorm (591458) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532960)

You must be joking. While some of the more "mature" projects are definately solidly coded, some of the others are nightmares. Try mixing several different coding styles, nights coding on only caffeine, starting, stopping, and losing your place...leaving debug to-fix-later code in by accident...

Open source suffers the same problems as closed. In some projects moreso, as the variance of different coding styles/standards-adherance can lead to very interesting things happening. Even some mature projects have this problem, I've heard of some common ones where a rewrite was considered, because as the code evolved and was added to, the author(s) learned much better coding as it progressed but left the core a bit flaky.

Re:Why is there a need for this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7533072)

You've clearly never been on the fringe of open source. Remember, anyone can release anything. There's a lot of really scary open source code out there. I agree that popular projects are very nicely programmed, but it's wrong to assume that all open source is like that. Have you seen the printer driver I wrote? Alpha release is too generous.

Went to see Loony Toons today.... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532610)

When Bugs Bunny dressed up like Marilyn Monroe I got a hard on!!!

screw GNAA! Heteros forever!

A memo from LA county (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532616)

Political correctness is getting RIDICULOUS:

"The County of Los Angeles actively promotes and is committed to ensure a work environment that is free from any discriminatory influence be it actual or perceived. As such, it is the County's expectation that our manufacturers, suppliers and contractors make a concentrated effort to ensure that any equipment, supplies or services that are provided to County departments do not possess or portray an image that may be construed as offensive or defamatory in nature.

One such recent example included the manufacturer's labeling of equipment where the words ''Master/Slave'' appeared to identify the primary and secondary sources. Based on the cultural diversity and sensitivity of Los Angeles County, this is not an acceptable identification label.

We would request that each manufacturer, supplier and contractor review, identify and remove/change any identification or labeling of equipment or components thereof that could be interpreted as discriminatory or offensive in nature before such equipment is sold or otherwise provided to any County department. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance."

+1, Interesting!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532743)

OT, but fucked up, nonetheless. I've often wondering how it would take some dipshit to call drive manufacturers on the master/slave nomenclature. Gotta love the PC society we're living in today.

Re:A memo from LA county (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532859)

They prefer Dom/Sub in LA.

Re:A memo from LA county (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532878)

Even worse, the color coding on the IDE Master/Slave cable is backwards - The MASTER is Black, while the SLAVE is grey/white. why not just call them "Honky" and "Nigger", respectively?

I've got the solution (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532892)

Master/Nigger.

I would store data on my nigger drive, but that motherfucker would just sell it for crack.

Why "Igor"? (0)

McLoud (92118) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532623)

From the FAQ:

Igor is the lab assistant in several Frankenstein movies. He does the dumb and ugly work, while being absolutely loyal to his master. For us, Igor was just the perfect name for an automated debugging gofer. "Igor! Go for bugs!" Actually, Igor (pronounced EE'gore) is a common russian first name, originating from ancient Scandinavian "Ivor", meaning "bow warrior". You might also think of Igor as a hero who hits even the most difficult target.

Re:Why "Igor"? (1)

sfjoe (470510) | more than 10 years ago | (#7533040)

Actually, Igor (pronounced EE'gore)...

Everybody knows it's pronounced 'Eye-gore'. Just ask Frau Bluecher.

Why "Igor"? Why? Why? (1)

frovingslosh (582462) | more than 10 years ago | (#7533044)

Igor is the lab assistant in several Frankenstein movies.

I would like to know what those "several movies" are. Igor is certainly not in the book. In the 1930's clasic movie the lab assistant is "Fritz", not Igor. The only "Frankenstein movie" that I know that used Igor was the spoof by Mel Brooks. Perhaps this website is trying to associate it's debugging with a spoof!

Re:Why "Igor"? Why? Why? (1)

wed128 (722152) | more than 10 years ago | (#7533057)

yea, but in almost all cartoons/take offs/referances, igor is the assistant, not fritz

If I only had it two weeks ago.. (3, Interesting)

Kadagan AU (638260) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532625)

...When I was trying to figure out what the hell was making my program crash! I figured it out, and got it fixed, but it took me 6 hours to pin point it! Something like this can (hopefully) be very useful next time I have a program that unexpectedly seg faults! =)

Re:If I only had it two weeks ago.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532655)

Segfault? If you write crappy code...

Re:If I only had it two weeks ago.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532669)

ha .. six hours and you COMPLAIN? Most real programmers have war stories about trying to
trackdown things for days or months without luck.

Six hours just means you don't know what you are doing.

Re:If I only had it two weeks ago.. (1)

Kadagan AU (638260) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532721)

I've had bugs like that too, but since I became a sys admin, I don't write as much code :-P It was about a 150 line program, but everything looked fine to me at the time.

Re:If I only had it two weeks ago.. (1)

Trepalium (109107) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532962)

Yes, and many of them end with them finally asking someone else, and the other person pointing it out within 10 seconds.

The Violation of Rob Malda (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532628)

Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda stepped off the bus and was led into the yard of the Michigan State Correctional Institute. He had been given ten years for participating in a stock fraud. Five with good behavior. Years spent basking in the glow of a CRT had been hard on him. His body was frail, his skin pallid. He knew he could never make it through ten years in the general population with his virginity intact. He had to get into solitary.
As soon as the burly guard unshackled him he made his move. Exhaling a feminine "hmmph" he weakly slapped the guard. He was quickly taken to the ground, receiving a swift kick to the ribs before being restrained. As he was dragged to the solitary confinement cell he felt nothing but relief. "At least in solitary," he thought "I'll be safe." Unfortunately for CmdrTaco he had picked the wrong guard to mess with.

The next few days were uneventful. The time in his cell he spent evenly between sleeping, reading a "Perl for Dummies" book he had gotten from the book cart, and masturbating furiously. His self-flagellation was interrupted on the fourth day. The burly guard he had attacked earlier stepped into his cell. The gleam in the guards eye and the mean grin on his face made CmdrTaco's pecker quickly shrivel in his hand. "You fucked with the wrong man when you fucked with Michael Simms," said the guard. "The inmates here call me The Asshole for a reason. Now come with me, punk."

The guard led him down the hall to one of several empty shower stalls. He roughly threw CmdrTaco in the stall and locked the door. CmdrTaco was petrified. His mind raced as he imagined the myriad of different tortures that could be in store for him. His worst fears were confirmed when the guard returned. In his hands were a short black dress, black stilleto heels, and a curly blonde wig. "Strip down and put this on, bitch." CmdrTaco did as instructed and was pleased to notice that the dress fit well and the heels gave him a nice slimming effect. The burly guard admired the drag queen. "The GNAA is gonna love you!"

The guard left the shower stall, only to return minutes later. He opened the door and led 20 large black men into the stall. "CmdrTaco, meet the Gay Nigger Association of America. GNAA, meet CmdrTaco. I'm sure you all will get along fine." With that the guard slammed the shower door closed and walked away laughing.

The men approached CmdrTaco, backing him into a corner. The apparent leader stepped forward. "No matter what I'm gonna fuck that purdy lil' ass of yours. Now I can fuck it dry or you can lube it up for me." CmdrTaco knew he had no choice. He kneeled in front of the leader, who began to slap his face with his 10 black inches. Puss from syphilictic sores quickly covered CmdrTaco's cheeks. When the leader was sufficiently aroused he placed his throbbing cock up to CmdrTaco's lips. As soon as CmdrTaco opened his mouth the leader violently shoved his manhood to the back of CmdrTaco's throat and exclaimed "Swallow my shit you cracker bitch!" CmdrTaco gagged as he was violently face fucked.

Just when he was about to pass out the leader pulled out, turned him around and shoved his cock into CmdrTaco's ass. CmdrTaco began to scream in agony but his cries were quickly muffled by one of the other gang member's cocks. They rode him like that for the better part of an hour. When one man finished another quickly took his place. Just as CmdrTaco was getting used to the throbbing pain in his anus the men stopped. One man lay down on the floor and CmdrTaco was told to get on top of him and take his dick inside him. Exhausted and humiliated, CmdrTaco had no will left to fight. As soon as he inserted the penis another man came up behind him and began to force his cock into CmdrTaco's already filled anus. Again his screams of agony were muffled, this time by a smelly black anus.

For another hour he was violated in this way. When the men were finished with him he couldn't walk and his mouth was filled with dingleberries and ass hairs. Before they all left the leader had some parting words for CmdrTaco: "Thanks for that sweet piece of ass, punk. We'll see you again tomorrow. Oh by the way, we all have AIDS." It was going to be a long ten years for CmdrTaco.

wang dang dong chong chang dang wong (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532631)

THERE was a man who had fine houses, both in town and country, a deal of silver and gold plate, embroidered furniture, and coaches gilded all over with gold. But this man was so unlucky as to have a blue1 beard, which made him so frightfully ugly that all the women and girls ran away from him.

One of his neighbors, a lady of quality, had two
daughters who were perfect beauties. He desired of her one of them in marriage, leaving to her choice which of the two she would bestow on him. They would neither of them have him, and sent him backward and forward from one another, not being able to bear the thouhts of marrying a man who had a blue beard,2 and what besides gave them disgust and aversion was his having already been married to several wives, and nobody ever knew what became of them.

Bluebeard,3 to engage their affection, took them, with
the lady their mother and three or four ladies of
their acquaintance, with other young people of the
neighborhood, to one of his country seats,4 where they
stayed a whole week.

There was nothing there to be seen but parties of
pleasure, hunting, fishing, dancing, mirth, and
feasting. Nobody went to bed, but all passed the night
in rallying and joking with each other. In short,
everything succeeded so well that the youngest
daughter began to think the master of the house not to
have a beard so very blue, and that he was a mighty
civil gentleman.

As soon as they returned home, the marriage was
concluded. About a month afterward, Bluebeard told his
wife that he was obliged to take a country journey for
six weeks5 at least, about affairs of very great
consequence, desiring her to divert herself in his
absence, to send for her friends and acquaintances, to
carry them into the country, if she pleased, and to
make good cheer wherever she was.

"Here," said he, "are the keys6 of the two great
wardrobes,7 wherein I have my best furniture; these
are of my silver and gold plate, which is not every
day in use; these open my strong boxes, which hold my
money, both gold and silver; these my caskets8 of
jewels; and this is the master-key to all my
apartments9. But for this little one here, it is the
key of the closet10 at the end of the great gallery11
on the ground floor. Open them all; go into all and
every one of them, except that little closet, which I
forbid you, and forbid it in such a manner that, if
you happen to open it, there's nothing but what you
may expect from my just anger and resentment."12

She promised to observe, very exactly, whatever he had
ordered; when he, after having embraced her, got into
his coach and proceeded on his journey.

Her neighbors and good friends did not stay to be sent
for by the new married lady, so great was their
impatience to see all the rich furniture of her house,
not daring to come while her husband was there,
because of his blue beard, which frightened them. They
ran through all the rooms, closets, and wardrobes,
which were all so fine and rich that they seemed to
surpass one another.

After that they went up into the two great rooms,
where was the best and richest furniture; they could
not sufficiently admire the number and beauty of the
tapestry, beds, couches, cabinets, stands, tables, and
looking-glasses,13 in which you might see yourself
from head to foot; some of them were framed with
glass, others with silver, plain and gilded, the
finest and most magnificent ever were seen.

They ceased not to extol and envy the happiness of
their friend, who in the meantime in no way diverted
herself in looking upon all these rich things, because
of the impatience she had to go and open the closet on
the ground floor. She was so much pressed by her
curiosity14 that, without considering that it was very
uncivil to leave her company, she went down a little
back staircase, and with such excessive haste that she
had twice or thrice like to have broken her neck.15

Coming to the closet-door, she made a stop for some
time, thinking upon her husband's orders, and
considering what unhappiness might attend her if she
was disobedient;16 but the temptation17 was so strong
she could not overcome it. She then took the little
key, and opened it, trembling, but could not at first
see anything plainly, because the windows were shut.
After some moments she began to perceive that the
floor was all covered over with clotted blood,18 on
which lay the bodies of several dead women, ranged
against the walls. (These were all the wives whom
Bluebeard had married and murdered, one after
another.) She thought she should have died for fear,
and the key, which she pulled out of the lock, fell
out of her hand.

After having somewhat recovered her surprise, she took
up the key, locked the door, and went upstairs into
her chamber to recover herself; but she could not, she
was so much frightened. Having observed that the key
of the closet was stained with blood,19 she tried two
or three times to wipe it off, but the blood would not
come out; in vain did she wash it, and even rub it
with soap and sand;20 the blood still remained, for
the key was magical21 and she could never make it
quite clean; when the blood was gone off from one
side, it came again on the other.

Bluebeard returned from his journey the same evening,
and said he had received letters upon the road,
informing him that the affair he went about was ended
to his advantage. His wife did all she could to
convince him she was extremely glad of his speedy
return.22

Next morning he asked her for the keys, which she gave
him, but with such a trembling hand that he easily
guessed what had happened.

"What!" said he, "is not the key of my closet among
the rest?"

"I must certainly have left it above upon the table,"
said she.

"Fail not to bring it to me presently," said
Bluebeard.

After several goings backward and forward she was
forced to bring him the key. Bluebeard, having very
attentively considered it, said to his wife, "How
comes this blood upon the key?"

"I do not know," cried the poor woman, paler than
death.

"You do not know!" replied Bluebeard. "I very well
know. You were resolved to go into the closet, were
you not? Mighty well, madam; you shall go in, and take
your place among the ladies you saw there."

Upon this she threw herself at her husband's feet, and
begged his pardon with all the signs of true
repentance,23 vowing that she would never more be
disobedient. She would have melted a rock, so
beautiful and sorrowful was she; but Bluebeard had a
heart harder than any rock!24

"You must die, madam," said he, "and that presently."

"Since I must die," answered she (looking upon him
with her eyes all bathed in tears), "give me some
little time to say my prayers."25

"I give you," replied Bluebeard, "half a quarter of an
hour, but not one moment more."

When she was alone she called out to her sister, and
said to her: "Sister Anne"26 (for that was her name),
"go up, I beg you, upon the top of the tower, and look
if my brothers are not coming over; they promised me
that they would come today, and if you see them, give
them a sign to make haste."

Her sister Anne went up upon the top of the tower, and
the poor afflicted wife cried out from time to time:
"Anne, sister Anne, do you see anyone coming?"27

And sister Anne said: "I see nothing but the sun,
which makes a dust, and the grass, which looks green."

In the meanwhile Bluebeard, holding a great sabre28 in
his hand, cried out as loud as he could bawl to his
wife: "Come down instantly, or I shall come up to
you."

"One moment longer, if you please," said his wife, and
then she cried out very softly, "Anne, sister Anne,
dost thou see anybody coming?"

And sister Anne answered: "I see nothing but the sun,
which makes a dust, and the grass, which is green."

"Come down quickly," cried Bluebeard, "or I will come
up to you."

"I am coming," answered his wife; and then she cried,
"Anne, sister Anne, dost thou not see anyone coming?"

"I see," replied sister Anne, "a great dust, which
comes on this side here."

"Are they my brothers?"

"Alas! no,29 my dear sister, I see a flock of sheep."

"Will you not come down?" cried Bluebeard.

"One moment longer," said his wife, and then she cried
out: "Anne, sister Anne, dost thou see nobody coming?"

"I see," said she, "two horsemen, but they are yet a
great way off."

"God be praised," replied the poor wife joyfully;
"they are my brothers; I will make them a sign, as
well as I can, for them to make haste."

Then Bluebeard bawled out so loud that he made the
whole house tremble. The distressed wife came down,
and threw herself at his feet, all in tears, with her
hair about her shoulders.

"This signifies nothing," says Bluebeard; "you must
die"; then, taking hold of her hair with one hand, and
lifting up the sword with the other, he was going to
take off her head. The poor lady, turning about to
him, and looking at him with dying eyes, desired him
to afford her one little moment to recollect herself.

"No, no," said he, "recommend thyself to God," and was
just ready to strike . . .

At this very instant there was such a loud knocking at
the gate that Bluebeard made a sudden stop. The gate
was opened, and presently entered two horsemen, who,
drawing their swords, ran directly to Bluebeard. He
knew them to be his wife's brothers, one a dragoon,30
the other a musketeer,31 so that he ran away
immediately to save himself; but the two brothers
pursued so close that they overtook him before he
could get to the steps of the porch, when they ran
their swords through his body and left him dead. The
poor wife was almost as dead as her husband, and had
not strength enough to rise and welcome her brothers.

Bluebeard had no heirs,32 and so his wife became
mistress of all his estate. She made use of one part
of it to marry her sister Anne to a young gentleman
who had loved her a long while;33 another part to buy
captains commissions34 for her brothers, and the rest
to marry herself to a very worthy gentleman, who made
her forget the ill time she had passed with Bluebeard.

SFW (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532645)

It takes a (with "-g" compiled) binary and two invocations where one fails and the other doesn't. The service repeatedly runs the two programs and tries to find the smallest difference between the two that causes the failure.

Wow! Diff.

Yeah yeah, this works on binaries. If you don't have the source, who cares what the problem is, anyway. It's not like you're going to fix it.

It's a bit more complex than just "diff" (3, Informative)

mbessey (304651) | more than 10 years ago | (#7533038)

Please read the article.

The tool executes your program multiple times, and examines the internal state of the program (variable values and memory contents) at various stages in the execution.

It then automatically isolates the root cause of the failure. This is pretty cool stuff, and ought to save a lot of time tracking down complex bugs.

-Mark

poor admin... (3, Interesting)

Dreadlord (671979) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532647)

I site's admin configured the site to forward visitors to the google cache of the site, but if you actually try to debug something, you get back to the real site, poor admin, he thought he could get away from /.ing!

Re:poor admin... (1)

happyfrogcow (708359) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532803)

I site's admin configured the site to forward visitors to the google cache of the site, but if you actually try to debug something, you get back to the real site, poor admin, he thought he could get away from /.ing!

but how many people are going to submit code right away? they might look at it, bookmark it, and some time later *maybe* try it out.

i thought it was a good idea to do that.

Re:poor admin... (1)

Dreadlord (671979) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532831)

News for Nerds. Stuff that matters.

I'm pretty sure lots are going to submit binaries to test it, it's /. after all ;)

Re:poor admin... (1)

happyfrogcow (708359) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532860)

some of us work and wouldn't submit company code to an arbitrary webservice.

oh wait, it is slashdot. who here works? O_o

Re:poor admin... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532847)

Most of the bandwidth from a slashdotting is people clicking the links out of curiosity, to find out what it's all about. I sincerely doubt that any significant fraction of /. readers will upload binaries.

Re:poor admin... (5, Informative)

Andreas Zeller (726074) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532907)

Most people coming from /. just have a look at the main site. By redirecting, we reduce traffic by about 50% and Apache load by 75%. If you want to go beyond (and maybe submit some buggy program), you're welcome!

So... (2, Insightful)

Jooly Rodney (100912) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532654)

If you have a working version, why do you need the debugger?

Re:So... (1)

Stalemate (105992) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532711)

The summary is confusing, but from looking at askigor.com I think what it means is that you give it two sets of input, one that works and one that doesn't, and it executes the program both ways and tries to find the differences so you can look to those places as potential bugs.

Re:So... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532720)

If you have a working car, why do you need a mechanic?

Re:So... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532755)

If you have a working nigger, why do you need to whip him?

oh come on (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532837)

we all know there's no such thing as a working nigger.

Q: Why don't niggers like blow jobs?

A: Niggers don't like any kind of job.

Re:So... (2, Informative)

bogado (25959) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532748)

Read again, it is two diferent runs, one that will work and the other that will segfault. For instance, if program is called "foo" and you call it with the line "foo bar" and all goes fine, but then you call it "foo baar" and it goes boink. The site can magicly tell what's wrong.

Kathleen Fent, whore/slut, dead at 12 (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532723)

I just heard some sad news on TV - Famous whore and slut Kathleen Fent was found dead in her Michigan home this morning. There weren't any more details, other than the theory that she choked on CmdrTaco's one-and-only pubic hair. I'm sure everyone in the Slashdot community will miss her - even if you didn't enjoy her teethy blowjobs, there's no denying her contributions to our cocks. Truly an American icon.

Anyone else suddenly get ting this message: (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532771)

YRO
Your Headline Reader Has Been Banned
You May Only Load Headlines Every 30 Minutes
In 72 Hours, Your Ban Will Be Lifted
Do Not Bother Contacting Us For 72 Hours


It's linked to a FAQ that says it's a result of banging the /. servers. Ummm, I check /. every couple of hours during breaks. This is considered 'banging the server' now? What the fuck's with this? Anyone else getting this now?

Re:Anyone else suddenly get ting this message: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532789)

/. is messed up, this happened to me today too. just for BSD and YRO though, not the apple headlines. looks like something is messed up. everything else works though.

Re:Anyone else suddenly get ting this message: (1)

yotaku (26455) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532879)

I have this problem too. But I suspect it is because my proxy bangs on the server much more often than every 30mins. But thats what happens when you work at a very large company.

Captain's Log: My Anus is too Fucking Tight (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532793)

One day Captain Kirk was maiming his cock with a horseshoe when suddenly Mr. Spock ran up to him and shoved his pointy ear up his butt. "What is this for!" the fag captain said. "FAGS FOR YOU AALL!L!!!" the ancient alien howled as suddenly he farted and Captain Kirk twirled around in a daze and his foreskin twisted and his kidney stones turned into wooden beads. He pulled out his pistol and shot lasers at his chastity belt and suddenly he hurdled his dick into Captain Kirk"s bellybutton and it tore his flesh while Spock fucked his stomach. Kirk hollered out loud and Mr. Spock threw his shoes to the floor and wrinkled his penis until Kirk bellowed out to make it stop. A maelstom of shit whizzed around the ship and suddenly a giant fag appeared out side and the U.S.S. Enterprise went up his butt. "Oh what the hell have you gotten us into NOW!" Captain Kirk said as he oozed a condom back on his dick and put his panties back on. "OOH!H!!!!!!" Mr. Spock started fucking him again and shoved his phazer up his butt. He dissolved his glands and exploded his turds and finally a queer klingon hurdled through the door and smashed Kirk with his butt hairs. A maniac sucked his dick and suddenly Mr. Spock fagged Kirk so hard that his intestines burst open and he died.

This is cool but (5, Insightful)

Safiire Arrowny (596720) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532794)

I think this is a neat idea, but I wonder why it isn't a standalone program you can run yourself as well as/instead of a web interface.

This is because I wonder why he wants to run the risk of running foreign binaries (sandbox or not) when he could have just not done that. There doesn't seem to be any advertising on the page, so that isn't it.

Oh well, maybe he just thinks it's cooler this way, actually it kinda is, so long as it's safe for him I guess.

Re:This is cool but (1)

damiam (409504) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532820)

They're developing a standalone program (and a set of Eclipse plugins), but they're not ready for release yet.

Re:This is cool but (3, Interesting)

Vaevictis666 (680137) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532900)

They actually might be ready - somewhere on the site it says that they'll release a standalone version (for local runs) once Igor debugs 1000 programs. This way the get a decent-sized test so they can squish more bugs. And yes, they use Igor to delta debug itself :)

Re:This is cool but (3, Funny)

GigsVT (208848) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532834)

Easy answer: So he can steal your programs!

(OK, maybe not steal, but you know what I mean)

Re:This is cool but (5, Informative)

Andreas Zeller (726074) | more than 10 years ago | (#7533004)

We're running AskIgor as a Web service (instead of a standalone program) for two reasons:
  • We get a set of programs for regression testing.
  • We get some ratings about the quality of our work.
Although we did our best to give AskIgor a decent interface, it's still a research prototype, and there's many possible ways to go. Your submissions help us making these decisions, and guide our future development.

Re:This is cool but (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7533012)

I think it's pretty likely he just doesn't want to share his code. It's the difference between a guy who tells you what time it is, and a guy who builds a clock.

now now now (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532822)

with so many different Linux distros, and versions how is this thing going to be really effective???

like if i am running Slackware-9, or Redhat, or Mandrake, and this debugger is using Debian Woody wont it only debug it from a Debian Woody point of view??? and not consider the other distros that are out there

abacus idiots! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532826)

I don't want to start a jihad here, but what is the deal with you abacus fanatics? I've been sitting here at my freelance gig in front of a abacus box (8 rows, 12 beads each) for about 20 minutes now while it attempts to copy a 17 Meg file from one folder on the hard drive to another folder. 20 minutes. At home, on fingers and toes, which by all standards should be a lot slower than this abacus box, the same operation would take about 2 minutes. If that. In addition, during this file transfer, Netscape will not work. And everything else has ground to a halt. Even Emacs Lite is straining to keep up as I type this.

I won't bore you with the laundry list of other problems that I've encountered while working on various abacus machines, but suffice it to say there have been many, not the least of which is I've never seen a abacus box that has run faster than its Windows counterpart, despite the abacus machines faster chip architecture. My fingers and toes with 8 megs of ram runs faster than this 800 mhz machine at times. From a productivity standpoint, I don't get how people can claim that an abacus is a "superior" machine.

Abacus addicts, flame me if you'd like, but I'd rather hear some intelligent reasons why anyone would choose to use an abacus over other faster, cheaper, more stable fingers!.

Say what you want... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7532932)

I wouldn't trust my mare to a stranger's service.

Why? (1)

El (94934) | more than 10 years ago | (#7532972)

This site wouldn't happen to also, uh... keep a copy of the working code?

I guess a "google-like interface" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7533001)

means one where the drop shadows and antialiasing are so fuzzy you can tell it was made by The Gimp.

I have some doubts... (-1)

JamesP (688957) | more than 10 years ago | (#7533056)

I have not actually tried the service, but I'm already thinking that it doesn't work in some situations...

A -g compilled thing is essentialy a .o file.

Now, what about multiple .o projects? What about programs that depend from user input? Of course these can be emulated, but not to a 100%

This kind of testing seems to be useful just for "pure math" programs, stuff like calculations, parsing...
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