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Bug 5372

Summary: Joe coredumps when using big files
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Pekka Savola <pekkas>
Component: joeAssignee: Cristian Gafton <gafton>
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Version: 6.0   
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Description Pekka Savola 1999-09-26 08:17:13 UTC

Joe seems seems to segfault when exiting (Save+exit or
just exit) from editing/viewing a really big file.  I tested
several files, and it seems the limit for safe use is 4
megabytes (or something between 100,000 and 110,000 lines).

Comment 1 Chih-Chung Chang 2000-03-31 17:52:59 UTC
The problem is vclose() uses vsrm() to free vfile->name allocated from mktmp(),
vclose() should use free() to free it.
here is a patch:

--- vfile.c~    Thu Oct  6 14:20:35 1994
+++ vfile.c     Fri Mar 31 23:27:31 2000
@@ -255,7 +255,7 @@
 struct stat buf;
 VFILE *new=(VFILE *)malloc(sizeof(VFILE));
@@ -288,7 +288,7 @@
  if(vfile->flags) unlink(vfile->name);
  else vflshf(vfile);
- vsrm(vfile->name);
+ free(vfile->name);
 if(vfile->fd) close(vfile->fd);

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-03-31 19:50:59 UTC
Thanks for the patch!

Fixed in joe-2.8-25.