bash crash with large number of files

Bob Heckel
Fri Dec 24 20:54:00 GMT 1999

I'm having trouble with bash under b20.1 (full.exe) that I
can't solve via FAQs, etc.  The problem repeats over both of
my PCs.  I have a directory of 270 files over which I
attempt to run a piped command, for example

mygrep "foo" | vi - &

The result is always an illegal operation from Windows.
Directories with smaller (less than 256) files do not
generate the bash failure.

The problem also occurs with xargs when dealing with large
number of files.

Any ideas? Thanks for your time.

Bob Heckel

BASH caused a stack fault in module KERNEL32.DLL at
EAX=002a0037 CS=014f EIP=bff725c5 EFLGS=00000283
EBX=fda69000 SS=0157 ESP=0259bbf2 EBP=0259bc06
ECX=815a7748 DS=0157 ESI=0259bc16 FS=30f7
EDX=8158d610 ES=0157 EDI=8158d610 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
6a ff e8 d0 85 01 00 eb e7 55 8b ec 56 57 53 8b 
Stack dump:
fda69000 8158d620 0259bc16 00657865 00000000 0259bc6c
bff7294f 8158d610 0259bc16 174f1886 01870028 00010000
a4ff0000 0100fff2 00000000 00000000 

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