Subject: bin/108: sed
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/31/1994 15:35:22
>Number:         108
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       sed is hanging in an endless tight loop
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    gnats-admin (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   noses
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Jan 31 15:35:18 1994
>Originator:     Noses
System: NetBSD oink 0.9a OINK#49 i386
	shared libs as the Makefiles provide them
	last sup on Jan. 28 94

	sed is getting into -most of the time- tight loops. Typically the
	mkwhatis is hanging sooner or later on an sed which is consuming all
	availlable cpu. Since Jan 27 .../tn3270/tools/mkastosc is broken
	too, somteimes generating a lot of disk activity while hanging in
	the loop. As two unrelated programs aren't working I guess that
	a library is buggy.

	Start mkwhatis. Start mkastosc. Wait.
	I replaced the sed by the latest GNU sed. Else: Don't use mkwhatis,
	don't recompile tn3270