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Re: lynx-dev lynx bug->core dump

From: Leonid Pauzner
Subject: Re: lynx-dev lynx bug->core dump
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 17:26:59 +0300 (MSK)

18-Nov-99 15:36 Michael Plump wrote:
> I am running "Lynx 2.8.2rel.1 (01 Jun 1999)".  I believe this is the stock
> lynx that comes in a redhat-6.1, but this is not my computer, so I am not
> sure.

> If, at any time, you hit "[" (reload page excluding images without ALT
> tags) and then immediately hit "z" (cancel the page loading) before it has
> recieved a response from the server, Lynx will dump core and generate the
> standard (I assume) core-dump error message.

That problem was fixed a bit later. Try the recent development version,
the link is available from

> I am not on the lynx-dev list, so if you have any questions, please email
> me.

> Thanks!

1999-06-11 (2.8.3dev.1)
(This is KW's patch, with minor corrections)
* Changes in HTTCP.c:
  - Added a CTRACE_FLUSH before creation of NSL_FORK child process.
  - Block certain signals during creation of NSL_FORK child process, if
    sigprocmask() and friends are available.  This should prevent a rare
    problem where sometimes the child process could be killed before it has a
    chance to modify its signal handlers, resulting in screen corruption, a
    seemingly hanging lynx, and/or other problems.  It is assumed that
    sigprocmask() etc.  are available if HAVE_SIGACTION is true.  It currently
    has to be defined by hand, for example by 'make
  - Generate diagnostic messages for some failures of forked lookup.  Depends
    on HAVE_H_ERRNO.  In particular, try to detect whether the child process
    failed because of memory problems, and also fake a 'z' in that case to
    short-circuit a URL guessing cycle.

1999-06-01 (2.8.2rel.1)

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