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RE: [BUG] Weird breakages in t1450 #2 on NonStop




On January 12, 2018 9:39 AM, Jeff King wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 04:39:04PM -0500, Randall S. Becker wrote:
> 
> > > executed because the test_commit fails with a non-zero git commit
> > > completion code. There is no rn---- (actual r n 252 252 252 252) in
> > > the objects directory - even the 'rn' does not correspond to
> > > anything.. I am suspecting an unterminated string that ran into
> > > freed memory somewhere, but that's speculative.
> >
> > Does anyone recall fixing this one at or near
> > dfe46c5ce6e68d682f80f9874f0eb107e9fee797? There was a rewrite of
> > sha1_file.c including link_alt_odb_entry where I am finding memory
> > corruptions. I think I'm chasing something that was already fixed some
> > time after 2.13.5 but the common parent to where I am is pretty far
> > back compared to master.
> 
> I did a lot of work on link_alt_odb_entry() in the past year or so, and I seem
> to recall seeing some cases where we could run into unterminated memory
> in the error message.
> 
> Maybe dc732bd5cb (read_info_alternates: read contents into strbuf, 2017-
> 09-19)?

In that case, I think I'm going to jump right to 2.16.0-rc2. I think I would have preferred 2.15.2 - but there isn't one yet 😉

Cheers,
Randall

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