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Re: "HISTSIZE=999999999" cause bash failure after lastest upgrade

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: "HISTSIZE=999999999" cause bash failure after lastest upgrade
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:01:52 -0400
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On 8/16/17 9:34 AM, Klaas van Schelven wrote:

> I'm on GNU bash, version 4.4.5(1) myself.

And you tested with this version?
> I'm not sure the solution mentioned above is sufficient to solve all
> relevant variant problems caused by the pre-allocation of the memory.

It appears to work with the current version, and should work with 4.4.5,
since it was addressed in patch 1.

$ ./bash --version
GNU bash, version 4.4.12(2)-release (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu)
Copyright (C) 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>

This is free software; you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
$ HISTSIZE=1000000000 ./bash
$ echo $HISTSIZE

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