Bug 111708 - Segfault on long lines
Segfault on long lines
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: less (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-12-08 20:57 EST by ratness
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-01-14 07:40:49 EST
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strace output of a sigfaulting test (7.63 KB, text/plain)
2003-12-15 09:23 EST, Matteo Corti
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Description ratness 2003-12-08 20:57:50 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
Long lines are causing 'less' to break in odd manners.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Works: perl -e 'print "a" x 1066;' | less

Segfaults: perl -e 'print "a" x 1067;' | less

Explodes: perl -e 'print "a" x 1089;' | less
less: multi.c:1232: buffering_multi: Assertion `mp->intindex == 0' 

Additional info:
Comment 1 Matteo Corti 2003-12-15 09:23:09 EST
I can reproduce the bug but only as a non-root user.
As root everything works fine.
Comment 2 Matteo Corti 2003-12-15 09:23:48 EST
Created attachment 96537 [details]
strace output of a sigfaulting test
Comment 3 Karsten Hopp 2004-01-14 07:40:49 EST
works for me as root and non-root. Which locale are you using ? 
Comment 4 ratness 2004-01-14 10:40:59 EST
I'm using en_US; I see it as both root and mortal users.

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