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bug #47071: gnu make dumps core with long string as a target

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Fri 05 Feb 2016 05:05:43 PM UTC  
Severity:  3 - Normal Item Group:  Bug
Status:  Fixed Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  Paul D. Smith <psmith> Open/Closed:  Closed
Component Version:  4.1 Operating System:  POSIX-Based
Fixed Release:  4.2 Triage Status:  Small Effort

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Mon 29 Feb 2016 06:44:34 AM UTC, comment #1: 

There was a bug that only appeared if one of the very first strings added to the cache was over half the maximum size of a cache buffer (so, >4096 or so).

Fix pushed to Git.

Paul D. Smith <psmith>
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Fri 05 Feb 2016 05:05:43 PM UTC, original submission:  

this looks similar to others (like http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?45275) but the patch for that doesn't seem to help.

anyway this was reported on solaris:

{mlsulliv:stargazer:96} /usr/gnu/bin/make `perl -e 'print"a"x5000'`
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

3.82 used to print an error then crash differently, but
here's the stack:

{mlsulliv:stargazer:97} pstack core
core 'core' of 144693:  /usr/gnu/bin/make aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
 00000000004462be add_string () + 17e
 00000000004464af strcache_add () + af
 0000000000431cfe handle_non_switch_argument () + 10e
 000000000043283d decode_switches () + 7ad
 000000000042e9ac main () + bcc
 00000000004136c4 ???????? ()



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