[Bug #1440] segfaults trying to parse a mbox

2002-10-21 09:43:23

=================== BUG #1440: LATEST MODIFICATIONS ==================

Changes by: Earl Hood <earl(_at_)earlhood(_dot_)com>
Date: 2002-Oct-21 11:42 (US/Central)

            What     | Removed                   | Added
              Status | Open                      | Closed

=================== BUG #1440: FULL BUG SNAPSHOT ===================

Submitted by: jlenton                   Project: MHonArc                        
Submitted on: 2002-Oct-18 00:24
Category:  Mail Parsing                 Severity:  5 - Major                    
Bug Group:  Crash Error                 Resolution:  Works for me               
Assigned to:  ehood                     Status:  Closed                         
Platform Version:  Linux                Perl Version:  5.8.0                    
Component Version:  2.5.12              Fixed Release:                          

Summary:  segfaults trying to parse a mbox

Original Submission:  that's about it. I tried to run it in perldb, but got no 
extra info :(
the mbox is rather large (11MiB compressed), you can download it from (it can be very slow during the local 

Follow-up Comments

Date: 2002-Oct-18 13:58             By: ehood
Received offending message via private mail.  Tested against
Perl 5.6.1 and Perl 5.8.0 on linux and recevied no errors.
Segfaults typically mean a problem with perl itself.

Since I cannot replicate problem, I will close this bug
unless other information can be provided.

Date: 2002-Oct-18 11:43             By: ehood
Offending mail message has not been attached.  Could you
sending me, earl(_at_)earlhood(_dot_)com, the offending message gzipped
up in order to avoid any MTA munging.

Date: 2002-Oct-18 11:25             By: jlenton
perl version 5.008, as per debian unstable.
it's not a memory problem: I have 640MB of RAM and mhonarc is using less than 
5% of that when it dies.
I waded through the mbox and the attached mail is the one that triggers the 

Date: 2002-Oct-18 10:36             By: ehood
I ran the latest CVS version of MHonArc on the mailbox and
no crashes happened.  My guess is it could be an available
memory option.  Try using the -savemem option.  If that 
does not work, trying splitting up the mailbox into
smaller ones, and then process each one separately using
the -add option after the first one.

Also, check your version of Perl.  I've just updated
the bug submission form to require that the version of
Perl be supplied (the gnu folks have added the ability
to define custom input fields, yeah).

Unless some new information is provided that indicates
the problem is not memory related, I will close this bug.

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