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Bug 100836 - mc crashes after first command when run from virtual terminal
mc crashes after first command when run from virtual terminal
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 101104
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: mc (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2003-07-25 17:56 EDT by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:05 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:57:44 EST
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Description Alexandre Oliva 2003-07-25 17:56:48 EDT
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Description of problem:
After running any command from mc, when it's started from one of the text
consoles, mc crashes.  The same sequence doesn't crash it if it's started from
say gnome-terminal.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
mc-4.6.0-5 gpm-1.20.1-35

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start mc
2.Enter `ls' as the command, then Enter

Actual Results:  The directory listing, followed by `Segmentation Fault' and a
command-line prompt from the shell that started mc.

Expected Results:  It should return to the mc prompt after running ls.

Additional info:

Any other command will do, even commands started as actions associated with
extensions.  Here's the stack trace I got from gdb:

(gdb) where
#0  0x0018e173 in strlen () from /lib/tls/libc.so.6
#1  0x0011335e in Gpm_Open () from /usr/lib/libgpm.so.1
#2  0x08072dde in strcpy ()
#3  0x0807eefb in getch ()
#4  0x0806e959 in strcpy ()
#5  0x0806eb62 in strcpy ()
#15 0x08071595 in strcpy ()
#16 0x0012c678 in __libc_start_main () from /lib/tls/libc.so.6

the several omitted occurrences of strcpy don't make much sense.  It could be
that it's just because I don't have debuginfo for these packages, but it could
also be that we have stack corruption within strcpy.  strlen() is being passed a
NULL string.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-07-28 16:49:27 EDT
If the mc package has a rebuild date of *before* the latest slang package was
built, does rebuilding it help?
Comment 2 Alexandre Oliva 2003-07-28 17:56:59 EDT
slang adn mc in Severn is the same as in Rawhide, and mc was indeed built before
slang.  However, rebuilding mc with an `everything' install of Severn does NOT
fix the problem.
Comment 3 Alexandre Oliva 2003-07-31 01:27:10 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 101104 ***
Comment 4 Leonard den Ottolander 2003-08-01 10:00:00 EDT
 Although I thought upgrading gpm to 1.20.1-36 solved this issue it did not. I
still see these crashes in mc.

 Please reopen this bug, or should I file a new one?

 I do have core files, but no idea how to analyze them. Should I attach them or
can you give me short instructions on how to debug them?
Comment 5 Leonard den Ottolander 2003-08-01 10:18:54 EDT
The problem indeed still seems to be in Gpm_Open. Got to go now, so no details
Comment 6 Alexandre Oliva 2003-08-01 17:48:11 EDT
It sure solves the problem that I reported.  If you still have problems, please
file a new bug report describing how to duplicate it.
Comment 7 Leonard den Ottolander 2003-08-01 18:38:05 EDT
For you it might have solved this issue, but I still see this:

(gdb) bt
#0  0x00ef7173 in strlen () from /lib/tls/libc.so.6
#1  0x002c73e2 in Gpm_Open () from /usr/lib/libgpm.so.1
#2  0x08072dde in strcpy ()
#3  0x0807eefb in getch ()
#4  0x0806e959 in strcpy ()
#5  0x0806eb62 in strcpy ()
#6  0x0806ebb9 in strcpy ()
#7  0x08055df3 in strcpy ()
#8  0x080706ce in strcpy ()
#9  0x0805a8bc in strcpy ()
#10 0x0805aaa9 in strcpy ()
#11 0x0805afef in strcpy ()
#12 0x0805abac in strcpy ()
#13 0x08070a76 in strcpy ()
#14 0x08070c6a in strcpy ()
#15 0x08071595 in strcpy ()
#16 0x00e95678 in __libc_start_main () from /lib/tls/libc.so.6

Looks quite similar to the problem you are describing wouldn't you say?
Comment 8 Alexandre Oliva 2003-08-02 07:19:35 EDT
Hmm...  Interesting.  The problem is gone on my desktop, but indeed I can still
duplicate it on my laptop.  Still, this is probably still a duplicate of bug
101104, so let's keep it closed as a duplicate until it is resolved.
Comment 9 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:57:44 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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