Bug#544682: vim: segfault on reading gzipped file

Eugene V. Lyubimkin jackyf.devel at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 16:00:37 UTC 2009

James Vega wrote:
> This worked fine for me when using
> /usr/share/doc/vim-common/changelog.Debian.gz as the test file.
Yes, this worked for me for many months, for many other compressed files. This
is the first time I saw segfault.

> “:help E326” explains that.  That might be related.
Hm. "Too many swap files"?. Strange.

I tried re-run it in other directory and it worked, however,

$ ls -lah
total 4.0K
drwxrwxrwx 2 root root    0 1970-01-01 03:00 .
drwxr-xr-x 9 root root 4.0K 2009-08-30 18:29 ..

This directory is not user-writeable, maybe that's the reason.

> You would need “vim -u NORC /usr/share/doc/arora/changelog.gz” so the
> plugins are still used.  Could you try that?
Yes. Vim displayed uncompressed content.

> Also, could you install the vim-dbg package and post the backtrace for
> the crash?

This is what I got:

> bt full
#0  0x000000000046b7b2 in vim_tempname (extra_char=<value optimized out>) at
        itmp =
        nr = <value optimized out>
        off = <value optimized out>
        tempdirs = {0x5562eb "$TMPDIR", 0x564ec8 "/tmp", 0x548cfa ".",
0x54e921 "$HOME"}
#1  0x3139763534383031 in ?? ()
No symbol table info available.
#2  0x3031397636343830 in ?? ()
No symbol table info available.
[ and so on ]

Eugene V. Lyubimkin aka JackYF, JID: jackyf.devel(maildog)gmail.com
C++/Perl developer, Debian Maintainer

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