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bug#30626: 26.0.91; Crash when traversing a `stream-of-directory-files'


From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: bug#30626: 26.0.91; Crash when traversing a `stream-of-directory-files'
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:52:22 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> also crashes, due to the head of the stream being referenced from the C
>> stack somewhere (I can get the address from gdb, but I can't figure out
>> how to get to the corresponding C variable from there).
>
> Did you try "info symbol ADDRESS"?  (I'm not sure this will work for
> automatic variables, though.)

Doesn't seem to work.  I guess it wouldn't work if the address was in
the middle of an array either.

> You could also try "info locals" after "set print address on" and/or
> "set print symbol on".

Those settings don't seem to help.

I first guessed that the problem is due to saving function arguments
during funcall, so I tried the following to check it:

--- i/src/bytecode.c
+++ w/src/bytecode.c
@@ -387,7 +387,10 @@ exec_byte_code (Lisp_Object bytestr, Lisp_Object vector, 
Lisp_Object maxdepth,
                        make_number (nargs)));
       ptrdiff_t pushedargs = min (nonrest, nargs);
       for (ptrdiff_t i = 0; i < pushedargs; i++, args++)
-       PUSH (*args);
+        {
+          PUSH (*args);
+          *args = Qnil;
+        }
       if (nonrest < nargs)
        PUSH (Flist (nargs - nonrest, args));
       else

This did change the backtrace (from starting with mark_specpdl to
mark_stack), meaning I did find one reference, but it still crashes, so
there must be more.

Attachment: stream-crash.gdb.log
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