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Re: Please unblock hal

On Mon, Jan 15, 2007 at 08:03:51PM +0100, Sjoerd Simons wrote:

>    I just uploaded a new version of hal which fixes an RC bug (#404937). 
>    Please unblock :)

404937 isn't marked as RC, and in fact there's no explanation in the bug at
all for what the problem was.  Was this package broken on all sparc systems?

The changelog refers to an alignment problem, but the diff suggests that the
problem would be reading a 64-bit value from a pointer to a 32-bit variable,
leaving 32 bits of the resulting value undefined, whether or not the 32-bit
variable happened to be aligned?  I agree this is a significant bug, I'm
just trying to understand the difference between the changelog and the diff.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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