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Re: Thoughts on MAXPATHLEN

2012/2/3 Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>:
> With very high probability of having buffer overflow issues. Hiding a
> bug is never a good solution.

I totally agree! But as Justus showed those overflow problems exist on Linux.
Hurd is the only OS that doesn't hide them, which I think is a good think.

Would it be possible to send some e-mails to all the developers of the
related packages explaining why and how they should fix it!?
Maybe not all 200+ packages would be fixed, but I'm pretty sure some
developers would be happy to fix their package!
... And I'm volunteering to fix the rest! ^_^' ... just kidding...

>> 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.

I think I'll give it a try, when I'm done with PATH_MAX! ^_^'


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