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Re: No recursion limit in functions

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: No recursion limit in functions
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 15:56:55 -0500
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Frederik Meerwaldt <address@hidden> wrote:
> (Illegal Instruction, Segmentation Fault, etc. - the signal heavily
> depends on the platform).

That part is a bug.  bash should check for memory allocation errors.
It seems to do so, but not perfectly:

$ softlimit -m 8000000 bash -c 'function xxx { xxx; }; xxx'
bash: xmalloc: subst.c:5518: cannot allocate 112 bytes (0 bytes allocated)
$ softlimit -m 16000000 bash -c 'function xxx { xxx; }; xxx'
Segmentation fault

Of course, the bug might be in some underlying library code, not in
bash itself.


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