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Re: parsing bug

From: Daniel Weaver
Subject: Re: parsing bug
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2000 10:49:52 -0700

At 06:54 PM 9/21/00 -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
>On Thu, Sep 21, 2000 at 07:11:38PM -0300, Aaron Campbell wrote:
>> $ uname -a
>> OpenBSD killswitch 2.8 GENERIC#299 i386
>> $ /usr/bin/tic /dev/zero
>> Memory fault (core dumped) 
>...which can be fixed by doing an fstat/stat on the input stream to
>ensure that it's really a file and not a device or directory (thanks).

I don't think this is the proper fix.  It may be a bit bizzare but it
should be legal to do the following:
   /usr/bin/tic /dev/st6

Or maybe:
   /usr/bin/tic /dev/fd0

The fact that reading all zero's causes a fault should be fixed at the
root of the problem.  I could just as easily fill a file with zero's and
feed it to TIC causing the same abort.

Dan Weaver, ZNYX Networks

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