Bash error?

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sat Aug 23 16:29:59 PDT 2003

On Sat, Aug 23, 2003 at 02:09:22PM -0400, Michael Alestock wrote:
> Hi there,
>      I got this strange error when I logged into my machine today...... 
> -bash in malloc(): warning: recursive call
> -bash: xmalloc:  cannot allocate 28 bytes (0 bytes allocated)
>     Any idea as to what this means?

Looks like a memory management bug in bash.  Can you reproduce it?

> I did have a power outtage here lastnight 
> and my machine shutdown abruptly, do to the fact that I couldn't shutdown 
> before the ups died.  

I don't think this is relevant.

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