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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:48:58 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
To: Ivo Palli <>
Cc: "" <>
Subject: Re: Musl compiled gawk coredumps. How to find out where?

On Fri, Sep 24, 2021 at 01:02:27PM +0000, Ivo Palli wrote:
> That helped!
> (gdb) backtrace
> #0  __restore_sigs (set=set@...ry=0x7fff62ee5de0) at ./arch/x86_64/syscall_arch.h:40
> #1  0x00000000004cf1c4 in raise (sig=sig@...ry=6) at src/signal/raise.c:11
> #2  0x00000000004c96ea in abort () at src/exit/abort.c:11
> #3  0x0000000000452f16 in catchsig (sig=<optimized out>) at main.c:1231
> #4  catchsig (sig=<optimized out>) at main.c:1217
> #5  <signal handler called>
> #6  get_meta (p=p@...ry=0x7f4d35d74f50 "\260\232\243\001") at src/malloc/mallocng/meta.h:141
> #7  0x00000000004ca62c in __libc_free (p=0x7f4d35d74f50) at src/malloc/mallocng/free.c:105
> #8  0x0000000000459d57 in r_unref (tmp=tmp@...ry=0x7f4d35f5c778) at node.c:492
> #9  0x00000000004456e5 in unref (r=0x7f4d35f5c778) at awk.h:1898
> #10 purge_record () at field.c:360
> #11 0x0000000000445f36 in set_record (
>     buf=0x7f4d34f34cfe "SIZE\t1KB\t192758\t112698119\nSIZE\t4KB\t462090\t1122421206\nSIZE\t16KB\t355596\t3138948391\nSIZE\t64KB\t413028\t13558910172\nSIZE\t256KB\t1014012\t165385758947\nSIZE\t1MB\t2546508\t1346405498466\nSIZE\t10MB\t480844\t1602796961"..., cnt=25, fw=0x0) at field.c:269
> #12 0x000000000044e765 in inrec (iop=<optimized out>, errcode=errcode@...ry=0x7fff62ee6cb0) at io.c:608
> #13 0x00000000004414f8 in h_interpret (code=<optimized out>) at interpret..h:1289
> #14 0x0000000000402631 in main (argc=<optimized out>, argv=<optimized out>) at main.c:516
> Little unsure where gawk stops and musl begins. I guess #6 is where
> it goes wrong. Any musl developer want to work with me to figure
> this out?

Line 141 of meta.h is catching double-free. This is almost surely a
bug in gawk, potentially a serious one. Running under valgrind might
tell you more about where the corresponding alloc and previous free


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