Coreutils - incident of note
Richard A Downing
richard.downing at bcs.org.uk
Fri Feb 21 13:25:13 PST 2003
Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 21, 2003 at 09:09:19PM +0000, Richard A Downing wrote:
>> Maybe this is HJ binutils related, or glibc-2.3.1? I don't have time to
>> investigate further right now.
> I did the test on:
OK, so it appears on all our recent builds and Mandrake9, but why are we
thinking it's a bug? It's a surprise, that's for sure, but if the author's
intent was to consume memory until a stack overflow occured this would be
the result - not a rocket science solution, but not necessarily a bug. The
one thing I don't understand is why this knowledge is needed to build
coreutils... No one needed to do this for the three packages it replaces.
Further investigation required. I think your idea of a lurk/search of some
coreutils list wound be productive. Now all we need to do is find it! I'm
off to look..
Richard A Downing FBCS
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