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Re: crash when editing from a search in certain conditions

Subject: Re: crash when editing from a search in certain conditions
From: Pavel Tsekov
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 12:08:22 +0300 EEST
On Thu, 7 Sep 2006, wwp wrote:

> On Thu, 7 Sep 2006 11:47:55 +0300 (EEST) Pavel Tsekov <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 7 Sep 2006, Pavel Tsekov wrote:
>>
>>> On Thu, 7 Sep 2006, wwp wrote:
>>>
>>>> Bug can't be reproduced:
>>>> - with FC5's mc (IIRC, 20060812-18 snapshot + FC patches)
>>>> - with 20060307-16 snapshot (-O2)
>>>> - current CVS (-O2)
>>>>
>>>> bug can be reproduced (100% w/ the scenario above):
>>>> - with 20060812-18 snapshot, with -O0 or -O2
>>>
>>> Strange. The latest changes to the editor were made on
>>> Aug 2. Maybe the theory that some memory is being
>>> used incorrectly and this manifests in the crash you are
>>> experiencing is correct. I will build from the snapshot
>>> sources and see what's going on.
>>
>> Using 2006-08-12-18 I still cannot reproduce.
>
> Well.. I made all mc builds using the same ./configure + make (same CFLAGS by

I tried both the binary rpm and built myself from the source tarball but
still it doesn't crash.

> default). I don't see why this crash happens w/ a specific snapshot. If you

Well, this kind of errors are hard to track down. It's a pity that
I cannot get it to crash on my mashine.

> don't decide to ignore this crash until you get another report, feel free to
> request for more test/info.

If I am right the cause for the crash happens earlier so the backtrace is
of no use. Maybe running MC under some kind of memory error debugging
tool like valgrind might give some interesting info. You can send me a
strace of MC too.

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