Issue #11088 has been updated by Nobuyoshi Nakada.

Status changed from Open to Rejected

Your objects are consist of very large networks with complex recursive references.
Even with omission of the recursions, it makes tons of hundreds MB strings.
You should define `inspect` methods for your purpose. 

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Bug #11088: Infinite loop on calling missing/overwritten methods of restored marshaled objects
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/11088#change-52360

* Author: Jrgen Bickert
* Status: Rejected
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* ruby -v: ruby 2.2.2p95 (2015-04-13 revision 50295) [x86_64-linux]
* Backport: 2.0.0: UNKNOWN, 2.1: UNKNOWN, 2.2: UNKNOWN
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I have Marshal.dump some objects and then I Marshal.load them and later I call non-existent methods on those objects and instead of raising an exception (NoMethodError) it runs off in an infinite loop.

I have tested with simple cases where the dumped structure is not recursiveand it works fine. So I attached a non-working dump which will when calledwith inspect or a non-existing method run off in an infinite loop.

When you run "ruby bug_hunt.rb" it will get stuck and you have to abort(CTRL-C) and only then will it print an error message and finish.

---Files--------------------------------
bug_hunt.rb (336 Bytes)
ruby_object.dump (561 KB)
11088_test.rb (305 Bytes)
simple-inspect.txt (1.19 MB)
simple-inspect-stats.txt (90.7 KB)
bug_hunt_benchmark.rb (1.42 KB)
bug_hunt_simple.rb (1.09 KB)


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