Subject: bin/19696: mail(1) dumps core
To: None <>
From: Mason Loring Bliss <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/05/2003 09:42:31
>Number:         19696
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       mail(1) dumps core
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Jan 05 06:43:01 PST 2003
>Originator:     Mason Loring Bliss
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6_STABLE
System: NetBSD 1.6_STABLE NetBSD 1.6_STABLE (kernel-src-i386-ACHERON) #0: Tue Dec 24 19:36:23 EST 2002 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

mail(1) dumps core periodically. I have so far only observed this while
running it from cron(8). Given that it is used for a critical tasks in
production environments, having it dump core is wholly unacceptable and
fairly disgusting.


Haven't been able to make it happen consistently thus far. I need to build
it with debugging enabled so the core dump is somewhat more useful.


Install another OS? I don't know yet.