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LYNX-DEV phantom bug
LYNX-DEV phantom bug
Fri, 28 Mar 1997 19:19:26 -0600 (CST)
On Fri, 28 Mar 1997, Foteos Macrides wrote:
> Klaus Weide <address@hidden> wrote:
> >On Fri, 28 Mar 1997, Foteos Macrides wrote:
> >> Did the 1997-03-26 change in the HTStream structure for
> >> src/HTFWriter.c eliminate the segmentation faults when downloading
> >> on linux. If not, there must still be some memory management glitch
> >> for linux which needs to be found in v2.7.
> >I cannot answer that since I had not been able to reproduce the reported
> >bug on linux. The original bug reporter should check whether that core
> >dumping still occurs for him after applying that change.
> I though it was occurring consistently on linux, including with
> the bugfixes prior to 1997-03-26. Perhaps I misread or am misremembering
> the original messages.
Now that you mentioned that other bug fix (see below), I tend to think
that the original message starting this thread bug report was just about
that bug. (And that my "fix" was probably not related to it.)
> >I can still (after the change to application/x-patch) sometimes (not
> >reliably) get the lynx27 binary on SOL to dump core. The core dump occurs
> >on quitting Lynx. To reproduce it:
> That bug was fixed soon after the release:
> * Fixed a memory management glitch which could cause a crash if the
> MIME type of a reply to a FORM submission with METHOD=POST caused a
> download offer to be invoked. - FM
Aha! I could have saved us some time if I had read that (or remembered
it)... Maybe, like Wayne, I should write something on my monitor.
"Seek CHANGES!" rather than "Seek Help!"...
> Again, I though the segmentation fault was occurring on linux
> despite that fix. It will be vulnerable a crash for all flavors without
> that fix.
Probably it was just that old one. Going back through the messages,
nobody seems to have claimed that it happend on Lynx 2.7 with bugfixes
applied. Instead I found the statement
"I don't usually use patches, just wait for the next versions to come out."
I guess that ends the matter..
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