Relax and Recover (ReaR) shell variable overflow

Solution In Progress - Updated -

Issue

  • The rear command exits prematurely with a non-zero return code; A message similar to the following appears in /var/log/rear/rear-hostname.log

    /usr/share/rear/rescue/default/900_clone_users_and_groups.sh: xrealloc: cannot allocate 18446744071562067968 bytes (6635520 bytes allocated)
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8

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