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- Subject: Re: A crash bug in v5.1.4
- From: Mike Pall <mikelu-0906@...>
- Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 15:19:52 +0200
Hans van der Meer wrote:
> Did someone find out why the bug does not seem to appear on the
> Macintoshes I have seen tested (like Powerbook G4 by Asko Kauppi) and
> does on some others? Just interested.
The bug causes a reference to memory which has been deallocated.
This has unpredictable effects, mostly depending on the memory
allocator provided by the OS. A crash is only one possible outcome.
Running Lua under Valgrind reliably detects the problem every time.