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Re: lynx getting segv when following a link with right arrow key

On Jun 21 00:00, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 08:24:19PM -0700, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
> >On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 11:14:27PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >>On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 06:13:22PM -0700, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes
> >>wrote:
> >>>On the 20050615 snapshot (and maybe other releases, haven't used lynx
> >>>in a while) lynx is repeatably segfaulting when I use the right arrow
> >>>key to follow a link.
> >>
> >>Can't duplicate this.  Sorry.  Do you have a specific site which
> >>demonstrates the problem?
> >
> >Sorry for the lack of details; I was a bit rushed earlier.
> >
> >Any site, AFAICT.  Just starting lynx with no parameters goes to
> >, with the "Lynx
> >2.8.3" link highlighted.  Pressing the right arrow key gets:
> I managed to duplicate it ten seconds after sending my above message, of
> course.
> If the problem is really what it appears to be, it's rather incredible.
> It seems like the IsBadWritePtr function in is tripping 
> lynx's SIGSEGV handler.  I didn't think that was possible.  It sort
> of defeats the whole purpose of IsBadWritePtr.  I have to think about
> this one...

While there might be a problem with IsBadWritePtr at one point, it's
not the problem in Lynx.  Unfortunately Lynx uses some Windowism in
the Cygwin version, which in turn crashes when trying to retrieve thread
local storage from another thread.

I changed the Lynx configuration so that POSIX calls are used and
uploaded a new version.

Thanks for the report,

Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader
Red Hat, Inc.

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