Subject: bin/8609: "recursive malloc" core dumps in /usr/bin/mail
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/11/1999 08:09:39
>Number:         8609
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       "recursive malloc" core dumps in /usr/bin/mail
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Oct 11 08:09:00 1999
>Originator:     Perry E. Metzger
Perry Metzger
"Ask not what your country can force other people to do for you..."
>Release:        NetBSD-current
System: NetBSD 1.4K NetBSD 1.4K (LAZARUS) #0: Sun Sep 26 23:57:40 EDT 1999 i386

	Periodically, /usr/bin/mail core dumps, thusly:

mail in malloc(): warning: recursive call.
Segmentation fault - core dumped

	Try running /usr/bin/mail many times automatically, from a
	script. I can't repeat this easily but it happens pretty frequently.
	Unknown. I'm almost sure this is some sort of cruft from
	phkmalloc, though.