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Id: 28885
Status: open
Priority: 0/
Queue: DB_File

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: dmuey [...]

Bug Information
Severity: Critical
Broken in: 1.815
Fixed in: (no value)

Subject: Infinite loop bug w/ root user
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multivac-2:~ dmuey$ whoami dmuey multivac-2:~ dmuey$ perl DB_File Version: 1.815 Elapsed: 0.008934 multivac-2:~ dmuey$ multivac-2:~ root# whoami root multivac-2:~ root# date;perl /Users/dmuey/;date Sat Aug 18 12:33:55 CDT 2007 DB_File Version: 1.815 ^C Sat Aug 18 12:35:05 CDT 2007 multivac-2:~ root# Here's the script: multivac-2:~ dmuey$ cat #!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use Time::HiRes; use DB_File; print "DB_File Version: $DB_File::VERSION\n"; my $start = [Time::HiRes::gettimeofday]; use DB_File; open(my $fake_lock_fh,'>','__db.breakme'); close($fake_lock_fh); tie my %x, 'DB_File', 'breakme', O_RDWR | O_CREAT, 0600; print "Elapsed: " . Time::HiRes::tv_interval( $start, [Time::HiRes::gettimeofday] ) . "\n"; multivac-2:~ dmuey$
Subject: Infinite loop bug
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The 'root' only problem is on OS X, on Linux its *all* users: dan@deathstar ~ $ whoami dan dan@deathstar ~ $ date;perl;date Sat Aug 18 11:20:28 CDT 2007 DB_File Version: 1.814 Sat Aug 18 11:20:54 CDT 2007 dan@deathstar ~ $
From: DMUEY [...]
Bug is in db 4.2 but fixed in db 4.3 ... Perhaps a work around could be employed if 4.2 is found?
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This happens with spam assassin's use of DB_File, they have a work around that might be applied to DB_File at

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