bin/100443 : awk(1) dies with SIGBUS when processing INDEX-6

Devon H. O'Dell devon.odell at
Thu Sep 14 11:40:17 PDT 2006

The following reply was made to PR bin/100443; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Devon H. O'Dell" <devon.odell at>
To: Dmitry Marakasov <amdmi3 at>,  bug-followup at
Subject: Re: bin/100443 : awk(1) dies with SIGBUS when processing INDEX-6
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 14:35:02 -0400

 Dmitry Marakasov wrote:
 > * Devon H. O'Dell (devon.odell at wrote:
 >> I cannot duplicate the bus error on my system. I was rather careful to 
 >> ensure that the cut-and-paste resulted in a file of a single line 
 >> containing 8694 characters.
 >> FreeBSD 6.1-STABLE FreeBSD 6.1-STABLE #0: Tue Sep  5 
 >> 15:32:39 EDT 2006     dho at  i386
 >> Is it still affecting you?
 > Yep, it does. I have 6.1-RELEASE, not STABLE, but there were no
 > changes in awk for 15 months, so you mush have the same awk. Data
 > and script to reproduce the error are attached.
 Ah, that's interesting. Must have been a problem with how I'm doing 
 things, I'm getting SIGBUS now. I'll see what I can do about this.

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