git and openssh issue (eblake?)

Bill Hoffman
Mon Aug 2 14:08:00 GMT 2010

On 7/23/2010 12:27 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:

>> Cygwin Package Information
>> Package              Version        Status
>> cygwin               1.7.5-1        OK
>> git                  1.7.1-1        OK
>> openssh              5.5p1-2        OK
>> I haven't tried the other configurations I mentioned yet, but if there
>> is someone who has the ability to debug this in more depth, this looks
>> like a quick and readily reproducible test case.
> I checked this out and it looks like something in git is overflowing
> and scriblling on the stack.  I was hoping that it would be a cygwin
> problem which I could fix (and I wouldn't be surprised if it eventually
> turned out to be) but I didn't see much evidence of the DLL causing this
> problem.  It looks like it is git itself doing something wrong.
> Eric do you have the cycles to check this out?  It is pretty easy to
> reproduce.

How did you come to the conclusion that it was a stack overwrite?  I 
would be willing to look at this a bit(not that I know much about git 
internals).  However, it would be helpful if I could see how you came to 
that conclusion?



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