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Re: sanity failure

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: sanity failure
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 11:41:43 -0400 (EDT)

Derek Robert Price writes:
> Though it wouldn't hurt to figure out which program is failing and why 
> (again, I suspect expr) so that I can add a test at the beginning of 
> sanity.sh and print a warning message about the broken program for others.

It's almost certainly expr that's broken, but good luck testing for it. 
I've had similar problems on AIX but I haven't been able to characterize
the failure enough to test for it.  My guess is that it's caused by an
unchecked buffer overflow in expr.

-Larry Jones

My dreams are getting way too literal. -- Calvin

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