Subject: bin/617: /bin/sh occasionally dumps core when "set -o emacs" is used
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/07/1994 10:50:09
>Number:         617
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       /bin/sh occasionally dumps core when "set -o emacs" is used
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Dec  7 10:50:05 1994
>Originator:     Greg A. Woods
Nirv Community Resource Centre, Inc.
>Release:        1.0

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 :-(]