Bug#419459: Addning info
severity 419459 important
tag 419459 + confirmed
Daniel Smolik a écrit :
> I am 100% sure that my colleague found fundamentals of this bug.
> On SPARC linux is used thread safe version of gethostbyname
> genthostbyname_r. This function have third argument char buffer. But if
> this buffer is not correctly aligned (on SPARC / 4 ) program crashed
> with BUSS ERROR. I attach demonstrate program to test this issue. If you
> change size of buffer from 1002 to 1000 program start working.
> I mean that simple workaround on SPARC is not use gethostbyname_r.
I confirm the bug, it is even present on Sarge. Strangely it is not
present on mips.
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