[lfs-dev] #3172: Glibc bug

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Mon Aug 27 13:47:33 PDT 2012


On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 02:13:12PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Moving to -dev.
> 
> > Comment(by ken@…):
> >
> >   Replying to [comment:5 bdubbs@…]:
> >   > Replying to [comment:4 ken@…]:
> >   > > The arch patch *does* apply to 2.16.0 for me.
> 
> I don't know what I did before, but it does apply for me now.  The issue 
> here is whether we should add it to Chapter 6 right now.  According the 
> the copyright notices, it hasn't changed since 1999.
> 
> If the code has really been unchanged that long, it's hard to believe 
> that an error has persisted since then.
> 
> Studying the change, the fix seems to be fairly subtle.  It seems to be 
> addressing http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=13013
> 
>    -- Bruce

 The problem seems to be tricky to hit, I was going to say I didn't
think we should carry it.  But fedora are using it:
http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/glibc.git/plain/glibc-rh730856.patch?h=f18
(dates in the patch are from earlier this year)

 And at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=730856 it looks
like _some_ people have been seeing it. Comment 17 is informative,
and comment 19 points to a URI which does crash firefox-14.0.1 : it
works in lynx, I don't read Spanish but I think the page tells
people to use a different directory at the site.  The URI in comment
5 doesn't crash firefox on a single test.

 If anyone else using firefox or seamonkey can confirm that either of
these URIs crash their browser:  http://bikemap.net (works for me) or
http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/SrvltGUIBusUsual?LEMA=XYZ then I suppose
we ought to add it.

ĸen
-- 
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