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Re: Bash leaks memory when doing function calls while reading from subsh


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bash leaks memory when doing function calls while reading from subshell as stdin
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2017 09:57:50 -0500
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On 12/7/17 7:41 AM, Øyvind Hvidsten wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.4
> Patch Level: 12
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
>     Somehow the included script causes a memory leak. Memory usage will
> grow huge over a very short timeframe.

Thanks for the report. It's the return in f2 that causes the problem.
This will be fixed in the next devel branch push. If you want to play
around with the fix, I've attached a patch.

Chet

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