Oracle Linux: ksh: Variable assignment hangs when a large content is assigned

(Doc ID 2222323.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 08, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


While logged into the Korn shell (ksh) on an Oracle Linux system, the user is unable to assign values greater than 128K to a variable and the command just hangs.

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:


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