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LYNX-DEV phantom bug

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: LYNX-DEV phantom bug
Date: 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:
> 1997-02-22
> * 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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