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Re: Thoughts on MAXPATHLEN

Tanguy LE CARROUR, le Fri 03 Feb 2012 11:34:47 +0100, a écrit :
> I do agree. Fixing PATH_MAX code should not be the Hurd developer's job!
> We could decide to define PATH_MAX in Hurd limits.h or create "#define
> PATH_MAX" patches for all the packages for the time being and we would
> have 200+ new packages available on Hurd.

With very high probability of having buffer overflow issues. Hiding a
bug is never a good solution.

> >> Fixing real problems related to Hurd, gnumach, mig, the documentation
> >> and Debian or Arch integration and packaging is much more helpful for
> >> both Hurd users and the project itself.
> Not everyone can fix "complex" bugs or work on Hurd internals.

There are non-complex things to do there too. See the thread about the
keymap support on the mach console. Yes, that *is* a non-complex thing
to do. Just try. And you'll learn a lot alongside.


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