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bug #19479: Using a buggy trivfs translator to kill you shell

Submitter:  Thomas Schwinge <tschwinge>
Submitted:  Sun 01 Apr 2007 01:15:00 PM UTC
Category:  Hurd Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  None
Status:  Invalid Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Closed Reproducibility:  Every Time
Size (loc):  None Planned Release:  None
Effort:  0.00
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Wed 28 Aug 2013 11:04:34 AM UTC, comment #1: 

This is easily explained, the shell isn't handling or ignoring SIGLOST:

% settrans -ca node ./memfile
% /bin/echo something > node
[1]    24909 resource lost  /bin/echo something > node
% settrans -ca node ./memfile
% trap 'echo oops >&2' 32
% echo something > node
echo: write error: (ipc/mig) server died

(My zsh is funny, why is something printed to the terminal instead?)

Justus Winter <teythoon>
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Sun 01 Apr 2007 01:15:00 PM UTC, original submission:  

This translator has the powers to kill itself, plus your shell (!) and maybe the screen session as well and maybe your sshd instance as well.

Everything is described in the attached `memfile.c'.

Thomas Schwinge <tschwinge>
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file #12364:  memfile.c added by tschwinge (3KiB - text/x-csrc)


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    2007-04-01 tschwinge Attached File- Added memfile.c, #12364

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