new Bro CURRENT release (0.9a10)

A new CURRENT release, 0.9a10, is now available from:

This release primarily includes bug fixes and portability enhancements,
though also some new features, per the appended. The next major release
will have *extensive* additions, so I'm thinking that perhaps this will
be the last 0.9 release, and will become the new STABLE distribution
(assuming it proves to be stable over the coming months), though I haven't
decided that for sure yet.

Also note that this release marks a shift to a new FTP repository directly
off of


Hi list,

I'm glad to here that new version is out, but
can someone add this to the cvs-repository?

It's small bug :wink:

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#11 0x804d39b in termination_signal () at
237 message("received termination signal");
#12 0x804d41b in sig_handler (signo=15) at
264 termination_signal();
#13 0xbfbfffac in ?? ()
#14 0x284ba4cd in isatty () from /usr/lib/
#15 0x284babe5 in malloc () from /usr/lib/
#16 0x813ec21 in BaseList::BaseList (this=0xde24cc4, size=0) at util.h:217
217 void* ptr = malloc(size);

It looks, ironically, that what's crashing Bro is its attempt to print
out "received termination signal", with the problem being that malloc()
is not reentrant, and the signal is occurring (and hence the printing
happens) during a call to malloc(). Printing using printf can involve
malloc() since it's used internally by the library.

Try removing the line

         message("received termination signal");

from line 237 of and see if that makes the problem go away.


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Do you plan to make cvs-repository available for anyone
(read-only of course ;-)? Or at least do you plan to
make something like hot-fix-patches for last released version?

Rafal Lesniak

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