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


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#30626: 26.0.91; Crash when traversing a `stream-of-directory-files'
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2018 13:21:30 +0200
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On February 27, 2018 11:22:26 AM GMT+02:00, Michael Heerdegen <address@hidden> 
wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> Traversing a `stream-of-directory-files' over a huge directory
> hierarchy
> crashes my Emacs.
> 
> Here is a recipe: I have a file
> "/home/micha/Treasure/today/stream-crash.el" with these contents:
> 
> #+begin_src emacs-lisp
> ;; -*- lexical-binding: t -*-
> 
> (require 'stream)
> 
> (seq-doseq (_file (stream-of-directory-files
>                    "/home/micha" t nil t nil
>   (lambda (file) (and (file-readable-p file) (file-regular-p file)))))
>   nil)
> #+end_src
> 
> Then I
> 
> micha> emacs -Q -L /home/micha/software/elpa/packages/stream\
>                 -l /home/micha/Treasure/today/stream-crash.el
> 
> and I get a segfault after ~ 1 minute.
> 
> This kind of crash only seems to occur when the traversed directory is
> sufficiently large.


I guess it's a stack overflow: that function recurses into subdirectories.

To avoid such problems, the function should be rewritten to work by BFS, not 
DFS.





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