I am running version 1.0.8 on FreeBSD on a Raspberry PI 3 Plus (arm64). Things start out just fine, but then all of a sudden, the output file quits growing and one of the CPU cores is 100% consumed by bzip2. I have waited several minutes, and it just doesn't seem to progress any farther. The filesystem is only 21% full and no errors are posted to messages.
If desired, I can submit the log file causing the problem - but it's 138Mb so I don't want to do that unless necessary.
FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE r354233 GENERIC arm64
We need a bit more information to see what is going on.
Do other files compress correctly?
Does the same file compress on a different architecture with the FreeBSD 1.08 bzip2 binary?
Could you try to figure out where the process is stuck?
For example by attaching gdb and generating a backtrace?
Could you try running the bzip2 testsuite against your binary?
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