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Re: sanity failure


From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: sanity failure
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 12:14:14 -0400
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Larry Jones wrote:

Derek Robert Price writes:
Though it wouldn't hurt to figure out which program is failing and why (again, I suspect expr) so that I can add a test at the beginning of sanity.sh and print a warning message about the broken program for others.

It's almost certainly expr that's broken, but good luck testing for it. I've had similar problems on AIX but I haven't been able to characterize
the failure enough to test for it.  My guess is that it's caused by an
unchecked buffer overflow in expr.

Ah. I was hoping for something easy like an allergy to `$' or long lines. It might still be interesting to see the output of debug_check_log on his system, assuming debug_check_log uses the same expr as sanity.sh.

Derek

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