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Re: Parameter Substitution Causing Memory Leak

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Parameter Substitution Causing Memory Leak
Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:12:36 -0500
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On 1/7/14, 3:18 PM, Todd B. Stein wrote:
> These bugs result in gradual slowdown of indefinitely-running scripts which
> rely on parameter substitution (rather than forking sed or awk) for speed
> and efficiency. Forgive me if I used the wrong terminology, but whether
> these bugs are considered honest-to-goodness "memory leaks" by valgrind
> seems unimportant.
> Are you saying these bugs have been fixed, and that they no longer exist in
> bash 4.3?

If they show up on bash-4.2, but not when using bash-4.3, then I guess they
no longer exist. I did find a case where valgrind reported memory leaks on
bash-4.2 but not bash-4.3, so I will assume that they have been fixed.


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