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libtoolize 2.2.7a is a fork bomb under OpenSolaris

From: Vadim Zeitlin
Subject: libtoolize 2.2.7a is a fork bomb under OpenSolaris
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 18:20:42 +0100


 This is another bug report about latest git version of libtool under
OpenSolaris. Running libtoolize from this version seems to spawn an endless
number of libtoolize and gsed processes. I don't have much details about
the bug because I really don't want to try it again after rebooting the
machine twice (it brings my poor VM to its knees pretty quickly) but it's
probably due to re-exec logic in the beginning of the script. All I can say
is that it creates plenty of conf*.sh files and that it happens even if I
just do "libtoolize --help" and that running "libtoolize --debug" is not
helpful because there is a huge amount of output from all the copies of
itself that it launches all scrambled together. I'd be willing to debug it
more if I could just find some way to do it safely (i.e. without rebooting
every time) but I don't know how to do it and I don't see anything
obviously wrong in (convoluted) shell code in the script so unfortunately I
can't help further with this bug.


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