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Re: it's make's fault (was: Re: fakeroot status (an ongoing story :)

From: Wolfgang Jährling
Subject: Re: it's make's fault (was: Re: fakeroot status (an ongoing story :)
Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 16:20:03 +0200
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Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> wrote:
> The problem is that it doesn't crash if run in gdb, but it does crash if
> not.

BTW, this is called a heisenbug. The Jargon file says about them:

"In C, nine out of ten heisenbugs result from uninitialized auto
variables, fandango on core phenomena (esp. lossage related to
corruption of the malloc arena) or errors that smash the stack."


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