Subject: Re: PR/33392 CVS commit: src/dist/nawk
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: Dan McMahill <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/25/2006 23:20:41
Christos Zoulas wrote:
> On Jul 3,  1:41pm, (Aleksey Cheusov) wrote:
> -- Subject: Re: PR/33392 CVS commit: src/dist/nawk
> | Changes you commited to the HEAD related to this PR seems good to me,
> | everything works correctly and much faster than gawk (for huge
> | regexps) that i used for years.
> | 

unfortunately, there seem to be some bugs introduced by these commits. 
I'm getting lots of junk pointer complaints from free() followed by a 
segfault.  nawk prior to these changes don't have this problem.  The 
patch Christos attached to PR/3406 makes the segfaults go away, but this 
new nawk uses more than 10x the RAM on the same script with the same 
input file than an older (prior to these changes) nawk.

I can send the awk script and input file if anyone cares to dig around.