match function hangs

Bug #1475968 reported by Jarno Suni on 2015-07-19
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
mawk (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

mawk '{print match($0,/(a*)*/)}'
hangs with any input. I expect it to print an integer number for each line in input and exit thereafter.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: mawk 1.3.3-17ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-57.95-lowlatency 3.13.11-ckt21
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-57-lowlatency x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.11
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Sun Jul 19 12:00:02 2015
 gcc-4.9-base 4.9.1-0ubuntu1
 libc6 2.19-0ubuntu6.6
 libgcc1 1:4.9.1-0ubuntu1
 multiarch-support 2.19-0ubuntu6.6
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-09-21 (301 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Studio 14.04.1 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140722.1)
SourcePackage: mawk
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Jarno Suni (jarnos) wrote :
Jarno Suni (jarnos) wrote :

As for mawk 1.3.4 20150503,
echo bacaa | mawk '{print match($0,/(a*)*/), RLENGTH}'
2 1
whereas GNU Awk 4.0.1,
echo bacaa | gawk '{print match($0,/(a*)*/), RLENGTH}'
1 0

Jarno Suni (jarnos) on 2015-07-31
tags: added: wily
Jarno Suni (jarnos) wrote :

Alternative link for #2: (This is actually different bug, and in a later version of mawk, but I guess it is somehow related.

Jarno Suni (jarnos) wrote :

mawk '{print match($0,/a*/)}'
works, but
mawk '{print match($0,/a**/)}'
does not

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