Bug 79691 - procmail dumps core
procmail dumps core
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: procmail (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jens Petersen
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-12-15 03:10 EST by Binand Sethumadhavan
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Description Binand Sethumadhavan 2002-12-15 03:10:45 EST
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Description of problem:
when a signal is received, procmail dumps core.

This happens for I think all fatal signals procmail handles.

I tested with SIGINT, SIGTERM and SIGHUP. Procmail dumped core on all three 

Typical output when I send a signal from another terminal to a running 

binand@binand[~]:(11) procmail
procmail: Terminating prematurely
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run procmail from command line (with or without an rc file)
2. press control-C for SIGINT
3. procmail will dump core, with the above output

Actual Results:  lots of core.$$ files in my home directory :)

Expected Results:  procmail should have performed a clean shutdown.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jens Petersen 2003-08-09 22:25:11 EDT

Sent a mail to the maintainer for feedback.
Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2004-01-06 03:00:00 EST
This seems to be fixed when Debian's procmail_3.22-8.diff
is applied.

I'm adding that patch to procmail-3.22-12.

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