[Rd] Open device -> glibc 2.3.4 bug for Redhat Enterprise 4?

From: Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Tue 21 Jun 2005 - 16:54:13 GMT

We have been using Redhat Enterprise 4, on some of our Linux clients for a while,
and Christoph has just found that opening an R device for a file without write permission gives a bad glibc error and subsequent seg.fault:

> postscript("/blabla.ps")

*** glibc detected *** double free or corruption (!prev): 0x0000000001505f10 ***


> xfig("/blabla.fig")

*** glibc detected *** double free or corruption (!prev): 0x0000000001505f10 ***

and similar for pdf();
does not happen for jpeg() {which runs via x11}, nor e.g. for

> sink("/bla.txt")

Happens both on 32-bit (Pentium) and 64-bit (AMD Athlon) machines with the following libc :

  -rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 1451681 May 13 00:17 /lib/tls/libc-2.3.4.so*
  -rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 1490956 May 12 23:26 /lib64/tls/libc-2.3.4.so*

Can anyone reproduce this problem?


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