[issue7384] curses crash on FreeBSD

Mark Dickinson report at bugs.python.org
Fri Apr 16 00:20:10 CEST 2010

Mark Dickinson <dickinsm at gmail.com> added the comment:

With that patch, I'm still getting the core dump (with the traceback looking pretty much as it did before).

When I traced through this with gdb, I didn't see stdscr getting set to 0 at any point.  Unless I missed any, the only curses library calls made (in sequence) were:

1. initscr() -> new window win  (=stdscr, presumably)
2. putwin(file, win)
3. getwin(file) -> new window win2, with win2 != win
4. freewin(win2) -> segfault
and presumably without the segfault, there would have been calls
to freewin(win) and endwin() too.

And I'm at a complete loss to explain why importing rlcompleter makes a difference.  (importing readline also causes the segfault).  I don't think it's just to do with random memory changes, since if I replace the readline or rlcompleter import by any other randomly chosen python module then there's no segfault.


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