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Re: GNU Parallel Bug Reports parallel cannot cope with process with empt
Re: GNU Parallel Bug Reports parallel cannot cope with process with empty name
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:01:21 -0700
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On 06/26/2015 11:02 AM, Daniel Colascione wrote:
> It's not the job of generic utilities to be intrusion detection
> toolkits. In fact, this bug in Parallel made it *harder* to find the
> cause of the non-malicious bug that produced this behavior, since it
> broke several of my tools that rely on GNU Parallel. The fix is simple
> as well, since we're just using a regular expression to match the
> process list, and this regular expression can be easily adapted to.
> It's not acceptable for a general-purpose utility to misbehave when a
> completely unrelated process on the system has an unusual name.
Are you not willing to fix this bug? It allows any user on a system to
deny any other user the ability to use Parallel.
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