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Bug in perldiag #175

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p5pRT opened this issue Jul 9, 1999 · 5 comments
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Bug in perldiag #175

p5pRT opened this issue Jul 9, 1999 · 5 comments

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@p5pRT p5pRT commented Jul 9, 1999

Migrated from rt.perl.org#980 (status was 'resolved')

Searchable as RT980$

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@p5pRT p5pRT commented Jul 9, 1999

From jdporter@sprint.net

perldiag appears to have a tiny -- but important error.
Currently, it says​:

  Bad free() ignored
  (S) An internal routine called free() on something that
  had never been malloc()ed in the first place. Mandatory,
  but can be disabled by setting environment variable
  PERL_BADFREE to 1.

But, AFAICT, that should be 0 (zero), not 1.
I base this on the code in malloc.c​:

  if (bad_free_warn == -1) {
  char *pbf = PerlEnv_getenv("PERL_BADFREE");
  bad_free_warn = (pbf) ? atoi(pbf) : 1;
  }
  if (!bad_free_warn)
  return;

And indeed, setting PERL_BADFREE to 0 *DOES* silence the warning,
while setting it to 1 does *NOT*.

The documentation goes on to say​:

  This message can be quite often seen with DB_File on systems with
  "hard" dynamic linking, like AIX and OS/2. It is a bug of
  Berkeley DB which is left unnoticed if DB uses forgiving
  system malloc().

But I experienced it (on Solaris 2.6) when attempting to set an
environment variable in %ENV.

Perl Info


Site configuration information for perl 5.00502:

Configured by pgduda at Thu Oct 22 18:12:42 EDT 1998.

Summary of my perl5 (5.0 patchlevel 5 subversion 2) configuration:
  Platform:
    osname=solaris, osvers=2.6, archname=sun4-solaris-thread
    uname='sunos prod5 5.6 generic_105181-08 sun4u sparc sunw,ultra-enterprise '
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    usethreads=define useperlio=undef d_sfio=undef
  Compiler:
    cc='gcc -B/usr/ccs/bin/', optimize='-O', gccversion=2.8.1
    cppflags='-D_REENTRANT -I/usr/local/include'
    ccflags ='-D_REENTRANT -I/usr/local/include'
    stdchar='unsigned char', d_stdstdio=define, usevfork=false
    intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=4, doublesize=8
    d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=16
    alignbytes=8, usemymalloc=y, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='gcc -B/usr/ccs/bin/', ldflags =' -L/usr/local/lib'
    libpth=/usr/local/lib /lib /usr/lib /usr/ccs/lib
    libs=-lsocket -lnsl -lgdbm -ldb -ldl -lm -lposix4 -lpthread -lc -lcrypt
    libc=/lib/libc.so, so=so, useshrplib=false, libperl=libperl.a
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags=' '
    cccdlflags='-fPIC', lddlflags='-G -L/usr/local/lib'

Locally applied patches:
    


@INC for perl 5.00502:
    /export/home/jdporter/perl
    /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.00502/sun4-solaris-thread
    /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.00502
    /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.005/sun4-solaris-thread
    /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.005
    .


Environment for perl 5.00502:
    HOME=/export/home/jdporter
    LANG=en_US
    LC_COLLATE=en_US
    LC_CTYPE=en_US
    LC_MESSAGES=C
    LC_MONETARY=en_US
    LC_NUMERIC=en_US
    LC_TIME=en_US
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib:/usr/local/oracle/product/8.0.5/lib:/usr/openwin/lib:/usr/dt/lib:/usr/local/pgplot:/usr/local/rvplayer5.0
    LOGDIR (unset)
    PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/etc:/usr/sbin:/export/home/jdporter/bin:/usr/dt/bin:/usr/openwin/bin:/usr/local/apache/bin:.:/usr/ccs/bin:/usr/ucb:/usr/local/oracle/product/8.0.5/bin
    PERL5LIB=/export/home/jdporter/perl
    PERL_BADLANG (unset)
    SHELL=/bin/sh

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@p5pRT p5pRT commented Jul 27, 2000

From @rspier

fixing old bugs....

http​://bugs.perl.org/admin/perlbug.cgi?req=tid&tid=19990709.002

for rationale.

-R

[against perl-current]

Inline Patch
--- perldiag.pod.1      Thu Jul 27 09:43:43 2000
+++ perldiag.pod        Thu Jul 27 09:47:46 2000
@@ -261,9 +261,9 @@
 
 (S malloc) An internal routine called free() on something that had never
 been malloc()ed in the first place. Mandatory, but can be disabled by
-setting environment variable C<PERL_BADFREE> to 1.
+setting environment variable C<PERL_BADFREE> to 0.
 
-This message can be quite often seen with DB_File on systems with "hard"
+This message can be seen quite often with DB_File on systems with "hard"
 dynamic linking, like C<AIX> and C<OS/2>. It is a bug of C<Berkeley DB>
 which is left unnoticed if C<DB> uses I<forgiving> system malloc().

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@p5pRT p5pRT commented Jul 27, 2000

From @jhi

On Thu, Jul 27, 2000 at 09​:49​:35AM -0400, Robert Spier wrote​:

fixing old bugs....

http​://bugs.perl.org/admin/perlbug.cgi?req=tid&tid=19990709.002

for rationale.

-R

[against perl-current]
--- perldiag.pod.1 Thu Jul 27 09​:43​:43 2000
+++ perldiag.pod Thu Jul 27 09​:47​:46 2000
@​@​ -261,9 +261,9 @​@​

Thanks, applied.

@p5pRT p5pRT closed this Nov 28, 2003
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@p5pRT p5pRT commented Nov 28, 2003

From The RT System itself

marked [on hold] pending patch approval

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@p5pRT p5pRT commented Nov 28, 2003

From The RT System itself

closed​: patch accepted

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