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Re: [COLD] Re: Crashes

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Wed Jun 5 03:33:11 1996 )

From: root@thelbane.brisnet.org.au (Dancer)
To: silovic@srce.hr (Miroslav Silovic)
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 1996 17:17:30 +1000 (AEST)
Cc: coldstuff@cold.org
In-Reply-To: <199606042337.BAA21300@regoc.srce.hr> from "Miroslav Silovic" at Jun 5, 96 01:37:40 am

Since patching the server to p6, I've been getting fairly frequent
I've got minimal postmortem info, but it seems that strdup() is being
passed a NULL pointer fairly often. Anyone else getting this?

> I traced a bit through the program. I discovered the following:
> First, my telnet sends ^C in character mode instead of the line mode, so
> ^C sequence it interpreted immediately.
> Secondly, connection_read got only garbage from the connection (the
> sequence it actually read was 6, 255, 254, 255, 253, 6). This could be a
> telnet bug.
> Thirdly, this is the only situation when core gets a line that is not
> terminated by CR/LF. I'm not sure this has been tested in any way.
> Fourth, `[65,10,3].to_strings() => ["a",`[3]]
> (can we handle buffers in these lists? Especially if it terminates by a
> buffer?)
> And lastly, when I kill my telnet, I get neatly disconnected, and my
> connection object destroyed. So I don't think that is the problem.
> 	Miro