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Re: glibc: causes segfault in Xorg

On Wed, May 04, 2011 at 01:34:15PM +0200, sean finney wrote:

> And furthermore, even if Debian chooses to "fix" this, upstreams will
> be forced to eventually cater to the default glibc behavior for every
> other libc distro out there that does not have their own "fix" (and
> non-libc OS's where this behavior already exists), 

That's fine: let others be the guinea pigs, then introduce the
optimized memcpy later when the rest of the world has adapted.

> so gains would be potentially limited.

For me, having a working system would be a great gain!

> That said, regressions do suck, especially when they take the form of
> heisenbugs.  But one could easily hack something LD_PRELOAD'able check
> for stuff like this without forcing a global change.

Sounds interesting.  What do you have in mind?


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