Bug 143395 - ElectricFence aborts
ElectricFence aborts
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: grep (Show other bugs)
3.0
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-12-20 06:43 EST by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-19 23:25:55 EDT
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2004-12-20 06:43 EST, Tim Waugh
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Description Tim Waugh 2004-12-20 06:43:13 EST
Description of problem:
Running grep under ElectricFence can show a zero-byte malloc.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.5.1-24.1

How reproducible:
100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install ElectricFence
2. Save attachment as "file"
3. cat file | ef grep -v UND
  
Actual results:
ElectricFence Aborting: Allocating 0 bytes, probably a bug.
/usr/bin/ef: line 20:  9932 Illegal instruction     ( export
LD_PRELOAD=libefence.so.0.0; exec $* )

Expected results:
Doesn't abort.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2004-12-20 06:43:13 EST
Created attachment 108886 [details]
file
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2004-12-20 06:55:58 EST
grep-2.5.1-24.3 does not exhibit the problem.
Comment 3 Dennis Gregorovic 2005-05-19 23:25:55 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2005-449.html

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