Subject: Re: Bug in i386 execl
To: Brad Spencer <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/21/1996 11:46:39
On Thu, 21 Nov 1996, Brad Spencer wrote:

> I was able to reproduce this on a NetBSD/i386 which is some weeks old
> and on NetBSD/alpha with a original disk image which was a couple of
> weeks old.  It didn't happen on a NetBSD/sparc or a NetBSD/sun3 which
> are from source only a couple of days old.
> To find out what arguments are being passed to rsh I replaced it with
> a shell script which writes the argument list to a file.  The file was
> empty which leads one to suspect that the library routine fiddles with
> the argument list or some such other thing.  GNU cpio attempts to find
> the rsh program by execl'ing it from several absolute pathnames all
> with the same arguments.

This agrees with my analysis completely. I think the next step is to
use gdb on it and start taking apart stack frames. Ugh!


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