Bug 69050 - system lockup from vim in userspace
system lockup from vim in userspace
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Blocks: 67217
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Reported: 2002-07-17 11:21 EDT by ellson
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-17 21:59:34 EDT
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Description ellson 2002-07-17 11:21:30 EDT
Description of Problem:
Running /usr/bin/vim in a user account results in a total
system lockup.

Does not happen with kernel-2.4.18-5.64
Does not happen with /usr/bin/vi

strace shows that vim died in a call to "sysinfo("

gdb reports a {New thread...]  then locks up.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. /usr/bin/vim

Actual Results:
total system hang

Expected Results:
no user space application should ever be able to hang the system

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-07-17 21:44:34 EDT
Fixed in 2.4.18-5.73 or later.
Comment 2 ellson 2002-07-17 21:59:30 EDT
confirmed fixed in 2.4.18-5.73

rawhide is looking spectacular tonight :-)
Comment 3 Brian Brock 2002-07-18 15:00:28 EDT
bug confirmed in kernel-2.4.18-5.69, fix confirmed in kernel-2.4.18-5.73 and

Resolving as fixed in RAWHIDE.

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