Subject: Re: Bug in i386 execl
To: NetBSD-current Users <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/21/1996 10:10:34
On Mon, 18 Nov 1996, Curt Sampson wrote:

> I've never seen this on anything but the i386 port, but given that
> some machines seem to do it and some don't, this might be happening
> on other ports, too.

Ok, I've done a bit more testing and this bug does still exist in
current, albeit possibly not in current/i386.

To reproduce it, execute a command like the following:

	find . | cpio -oa -F remotehost:/tmp/

If you have the bug, your system may either give you a usage message
for rsh, or it may give you an `Input/Output error.' If you link
your rsh executable to /usr/ucb/rsh, the problem goes away.

I can reproduce this in the following systems:

	NetBSD-1.2/i386 (3 different machines)
	NetBSD-1.2B/alpha (a couple of weeks old)

I cannot reproduce this in

	NetBSD-1.2B/i386 (a couple of weeks old--same source as alpha above)

It strikes me as quite odd that this doesn't reproduce in 1.2B/i386;
and I'm wondering if there's some other anomaly on my sole current/i386
that is not letting me reproduce the bug. I'd appreciate it if a
few other people out there could try to reproduce this under
current/i386 and tell me if they can do so.


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