Bug 2769 - bash dropped core after malloc free list problem
Summary: bash dropped core after malloc free list problem
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bash
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-05-12 18:13 UTC by mark
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-07-29 18:53:53 UTC

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Description mark 1999-05-12 18:13:29 UTC
The version of bash currently distributed with 6.0 reported
an error ...

malloc: block on free list clobbered
last command: find / /usr /var -xdev -type f -print | sort |
while read x; do md5 "$x"; done >md5.2
Report this to bash-maintainers@prep.ai.mit.edu
Stopping myself...

... at which point it dropped a core file.  Would the core
file be of any use in helping track down this particular
bug?  If so, I could put it on our FTP server for you to

PS:  I've reported this to bash-maintainers@prep.ai.mit.edu,
but thought you should be aware as well.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-05 17:54:59 UTC
Is this problem reproducible? If so, could you reply to this
message with a short script that causes the problem? Otherwise
we're probably not going to be able to fix this.


Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-29 18:53:59 UTC
timeout, please reopen if you have more information, thanks.

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