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SubjectRe: 2.6.23-rc6-mm1
Hi Miles.
On Tue, Sep 18, 2007 at 11:27:23AM -0400, Miles Lane wrote:
> Selecting Help for "Subarchitecture Type" causes "make menuconfig" to
> crash, and the bash display settings have to be reset.

Not reproduceable here.
But I noticed that we pass a null pointer to a vsprintf function which
in the cases you pointed out printed a (null) at my system.
Could you plase try if attached patch fix your system.


diff --git a/scripts/kconfig/mconf.c b/scripts/kconfig/mconf.c
index 2ee12a7..1935818 100644
--- a/scripts/kconfig/mconf.c
+++ b/scripts/kconfig/mconf.c
@@ -357,8 +357,9 @@ static void get_symbol_str(struct gstr *r, struct symbol *sym)
bool hit;
struct property *prop;

- str_printf(r, "Symbol: %s [=%s]\n", sym->name,
- sym_get_string_value(sym));
+ if (sym && sym->name)
+ str_printf(r, "Symbol: %s [=%s]\n", sym->name,
+ sym_get_string_value(sym));
for_all_prompts(sym, prop)
get_prompt_str(r, prop);
hit = false;
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