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Perl 5.6 RC3 - intermittent core dumps in Perl_scalar

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From:
David R. Favor
Date:
March 22, 2000 05:18
Subject:
Perl 5.6 RC3 - intermittent core dumps in Perl_scalar
Message ID:
38D8C819.52D8B6B@austin.ibm.com
This is gnarly. All tests pass, most of the time.

Occassionally though a test may fail in the following manner:

   lib/glob-case........FAILED at test 0

I never thought much about this until I just realized that this
is occurring because perl is dumping core.

I rebuilt perl with the -g, but unfortunately that changes the
memory map. Attached is the output of dbx where command.

I even tried to just recompile op.c with -g and could get no
failures either. I'm currently running 'perl harness' in a loop
trying to get a failure.

At first I thought this might be something flakey with this machine,
but I get the same spurious core dumps on another machine also.

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