Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 114791
Infinite loop in cmail with empty .res file
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:35 EST
A friend of mine was just bitten by this.
Trying to invoke cmail caused it to never return, and chewed cpu on
his box like crazy. Walking through the perl debugger, it seems that
he had a zero-size .res file in his $CHESSDIR. Thus, this line in cmail...
1271 shift (@tgames) while (!$tgames) ;
...is an infinite loop.
Workaround: Delete the .res file.
This report has been left open for way too long. I don't think I get
around to fix this, sorry