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Re: set isearch-terminators "\r" in .inputrc causes malloc assert fails/

From: Piotr Grzybowski
Subject: Re: set isearch-terminators "\r" in .inputrc causes malloc assert fails/death
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 10:30:04 +0200


 I cannot replicate it in anyway on mac os x or linux.
 Could you please define "sometimes", and supply the exact version of bash that 
shows this behavior, and the version you refer to as "my old bash"? I have a 
distinct feeling that it is something different than my old bash.


On 4 May 2016, at 19:43, Britton Kerin wrote:

> I tried with export INPUTRC=test_inputrc, where test_inputrc contains
> just this:
> set isearch-terminators "\r"
> this causes bash to sometimes spit out things like this:
> address@hidden:~$ ls
> malloc: .././variables.c:2497: assertion botched
> malloc: block on free list clobbered
> last command: ls
> Aborting...Aborted
> also sometimes it just dies and takes the terminal with it.
> I'm not sure if this is specific to using \r as an isearch terminator but I
> suspect it is since hitting return normaly causes bash to fire off the command
> you're searching for.  Not sure though.
> My old bash didn't do this, if anyone cares enough to ask I can bring
> that computer back up and check the bash/readline version to narrow
> down the search where this bug crept in.
> I'm really hoping for a fix as reverse search followed by enter to
> bring a command back onto the command line for subsequent editing is
> deeply ingrained for me, I keep re-executing old commands.
> Here is my debian system info:
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: 8.3
>  APT prefers stable-updates
>  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
> Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
> Kernel: Linux 4.4.5.emp3 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
> Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
> Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
> Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
> Versions of packages bash depends on:
> ii  base-files   8+deb8u3
> ii  dash         0.5.7-4+b1
> ii  debianutils  4.4+b1
> ii  libc6        2.19-18+deb8u3
> ii  libncurses5  5.9+20140913-1+b1
> ii  libtinfo5    5.9+20140913-1+b1
> Versions of packages bash recommends:
> ii  bash-completion  1:2.1-4
> Versions of packages bash suggests:
> pn  bash-doc  <none>
> -- no debconf information
> Thanks,
> Britton

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