Bug 3978 - egcs smashes return value (in pine's mailcap.c)
egcs smashes return value (in pine's mailcap.c)
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 3977
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: egcs (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-07-10 06:35 EDT by Traub, JT
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-15 12:50:30 EDT
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Description Traub, JT 1999-07-10 06:35:05 EDT
This appears also to be part of a larger problem.  egcs
included with RedHat 6 optimizes a function in such a way
that called from certain places, the return value is
smashed.  This causes Pine to correctly report to the local
user that a file is of one MIME type, but end up attaching
it as the default for the type.  (E.g. text/* becomes
text/plain, etc.)  To reproduce this bug, compile Pine from
the SRPM on RedHat 6 with egcs-1.1.2-13 (RPM, egcs --version
shows 2.91.66).  This bug ALSO occured on a Linux 1.2.x
system using gcc-2.7.2 on RedHat 3.0.3 (just to show it's
apparently a long-standing bug).

Adding a sleep(0) call above the return in the problematic
function is a solution to this problem.  See the attached

While this should probably be fixed in PINE in the
short-term, long term it probably points to something
needing to be seen to in egcs.  IT IS WORTH NOTING THAT THIS
logged against Pine as well.
Comment 1 Traub, JT 1999-07-10 06:37:59 EDT
Pine counterpart bug is #3977
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 1999-07-15 12:50:59 EDT
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3977 ***

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