Bug 2769 - bash dropped core after malloc free list problem
bash dropped core after malloc free list problem
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bash (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-12 14:13 EDT by mark
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-29 14:53:53 EDT
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Description mark 1999-05-12 14:13:29 EDT
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
grab.

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 13:54:59 EDT
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.

Thanks.
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-29 14:53:59 EDT
timeout, please reopen if you have more information, thanks.

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