Re: an unnerving problem

From: Pink Floyd (
Date: 10/15/95

   I decided to add log entries for snoop and load...

   well, I added a log entry in stop_snooping(), and it caused a bad 
   problem... it started allocating 100megs of memory to the mud...
   and all I did was add "char *buf;" and before 
   ch->desc->snooping = NULL;
   I added

   sprintf(buf, "(GC) %s has stopped snooping.", GET_NAME(ch));
   mudlog(buf, NRM, LVL_GRGOD, TRUE);

   This problem happened only when I typed "snoop" to stop snooping.

   ANY ideas as to why?

Sure, you never initialize the pointer *buf.  That sprintf statement will 
screw everything up.  Try changing the declaration from
  char *buf;
  char[512];  /* or however big you think you'll need, for this example
                 512 should be plenty */

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