Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 600053
a mistake with ps piped into sendmail makes fedora 12 crash
Last modified: 2010-06-07 03:12:39 EDT
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): probably the latest available in fedora 12 repos version of sendmail
Steps to Reproduce:
1. type :
[firstname.lastname@example.org ~]$ ps axf | sendmail
into the gnome terminal window. I know there is a typo in the above line, I wanted it to be '[email@example.com ~]$ ps axf | grep sendmail' but I JUST forgot the grep thing :)
2. system hangs up, no response to C-A-Del, must button-restart. After the crash there was blank screen longer than usually and a writing has shown up saying something like "ext3fs on /dev/sda3 [my / partition] crashed"
3. no log file, no abrt reaction, not right after the crash nor after getting the system up
after restart - seems like nothing happened
I expect you to make the sendmail or bash [piping stuff] or gnome terminal up and/or improve :).
My hardware: ASUS N61Vg Core2 Duo P7450 with 4GB RAM, Fedora 12 running natively, no xen, no any virt base.
Thank you for report. But I can not reproduce the crash:
$ ps axf | sendmail
Recipient names must be specified
$ uname -srvmpio
Linux 18.104.22.168-115.fc12.i686.PAE #1 SMP Fri Apr 30 20:14:08 UTC 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Is your issue reproducible or happened only one time?
Received email from the reporter that the issue happened one time. I can not reproduce it thus closing it. If the issue persists feel free to reopen.