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Re: [dmidecode] Crash bug in dmidecde 2.5?

From: Jean Delvare
Subject: Re: [dmidecode] Crash bug in dmidecde 2.5?
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 10:21:08 +0100 (CET)

Hi Petter,

> On one of our machines, dmidecode crashes.  I found the problem
> reported on
> <URL:>, and
> added some information there.
> (...)
> If the comment in RedHats bugzilla is correct, the problem is a
> signed/unsigned issue.  Notice the negative base value sent to
> mem_chunk().

Yeah, I think the comment correct. That bug was fixed in 2.3 but I
reintroduced it in 2.5 while cleaning up and refactoring the code. Sorry
about that.

> What is the best fix for this?

I've proposed a simple patch here:
I would hope this fixes the problem.

I cannot test this myself since I do not happen to own a machine with
more than 2 GB of memory ;) Please let me know if it works for you.

Thanks for reporting,
Jean Delvare

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