Bug 88458 - vim hangs
vim hangs
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 83700
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vim (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-04-10 03:52 EDT by Michael Redinger
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:52 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:52:35 EST
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Description Michael Redinger 2003-04-10 03:52:36 EDT
on some 7.3 and 8.0 systems (actually all I tried) I'm seeing a strange
vi problem that's 100% reproduceable for me:

- open an xterm
- run vi
- close the xterm without exiting vi properly

Now vim immediately uses all of the available CPU. It can only be killed
using kill -9.

It seems that this happens since updating the kernel and glibc.

However, this also happens on some 7.3 systems where I only upgraded

It does not happen on one 7.2 box where I'm still using the old glibc:

It also doesn't happen on a Red Hat 9 system (without glibc updates):

It still works fine after updating to glibc-2.3.2-27.9

I then attached to one vim process with strace. I got thousands of lines
like this:

--- SIGSEGV (Segmentation fault) ---

That's quite an issue on multi-user systems ...
Comment 1 Michael Redinger 2003-04-10 03:54:08 EDT
Oh, there's a strace output from Brent Nordquist available:

Comment 2 Karsten Hopp 2003-06-20 07:49:01 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 83700 ***
Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:52:35 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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