in article 200103140810.f2E8AAl24490 / orsay1.moulon.inra.fr, ts at
decoux / moulon.inra.fr wrote on 14/3/01 2:12 AM:
> 
> P> ruby 1.6.3 (2001-03-07) [i386-netbsd1.5]
> P> Abort (core dumped)
> 
> It was not possible, for me, to reproduce this problem
> 

I didn't consider that the problem might be OS dependent, however on testing
further this definitely is the case - on the selection of systems I was able
to test I got the following results -

ruby 1.6.3 (2001-03-07) [i386-netbsd1.5]   ===> Segmentation Fault
ruby 1.6.3 (2001-03-07) [i386-openbsd2.8]  ===> Segmentation Fault
ruby 1.6.2 (2000-11-17) [i386-freebsd4.2]  ===> Segmentation Fault
ruby 1.6.1 (2000-09-27) [i386-solaris2.6]  ===> OK
ruby 1.6.1 (2000-09-27) [i686-linux]       ===> OK
ruby 1.6.3 (2001-03-14) [i686-linux]       ===> OK

It definitely looks like the problem is limited to the *BSDs - the question
is does anyone have any ideas what the underlying cause might be ?

> 
> Possible memory leak , buffer is never free
> 

Thanks, I'll fix this.

Regards, Paul