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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [bug] Inventory does not fail gracefully when high-

From: Bug Goo
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [bug] Inventory does not fail gracefully when high-bit file names are encountered.
Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 15:45:11 +0000

Created as bug 107

On Wed May 12 16:12:56 2004, Aaron Bentley wrote:
$ tla inventory > /dev/null
/home/abentley/tla-1.2/src/tla/libarch/invent.c:901:botched invariant
     *a < *b
PANIC: exiting on botched invariant

This happens because there is a file with high-bit characters in its filename in the tree.

These filenames are compared as possibly-signed character arrays (e.g. negative) in right_order_for_recursion, but have been sorted as though they were unsigned elsewhere, leading to the botched invariant.

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