Subject: bin/617: /bin/sh occasionally dumps core when "set -o emacs" is used
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 12/07/1994 10:50:09
>Synopsis: /bin/sh occasionally dumps core when "set -o emacs" is used
>Responsible: bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>Arrival-Date: Wed Dec 7 10:50:05 1994
>Originator: Greg A. Woods
Nirv Community Resource Centre, Inc.
System: NetBSD spinne 1.0 NetBSD 1.0 (SPINNE) #27: Mon Nov 14 14:48:08 EST 1994 david@spinne:/home/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/SPINNE i386
The shell (/bin/sh) occasionally dumps core when "set -o emacs"
is used, especially from within .profile, or some file that
.profile might source.
I've got a fairly large and complex .profile environment (which
I'm willing to ship to anyone who wants to work on), and
depending upon exactly what state the shell is in with respect
to assigned variables, functions, open files, or some such
condition, it will dump core when the "set -o emacs" statement
is reached in a sourced file
This bug also occurs on BSDI-1.1 systems, but with more frequency.
unknown at this time [gdb's broken, so I can't even give you a
stack backtrace either :-(]