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Re: memory leak in case of "read -e"

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: memory leak in case of "read -e"
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:44:41 -0500
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On 2/22/17 2:33 AM, ZhangXiao wrote:
> Hi Chet and experts,
> Build in command "read" with "-e" option causes memory leak. Can be
> reproduced with below script and lots of input data.
> $cat script.sh
> #!/bin/bash/bash
> while [ 1 ];
> do
>         read -e data;
>         echo $data;
> done
> $./script.sh
> The patch at the end of this mail can fix it.

Thanks for the report and fix.


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