Fixing the glibc adobe flash incompatibility
ben.kreuter at gmail.com
Thu Nov 18 04:26:31 UTC 2010
On Wednesday 17 November 2010 22:59:54 Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 12:42:56AM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > Because it's NOT a bug in glibc, because what glibc does is CORRECT,
> > because it actually POINTS OUT bugs in applications which are
> > portability issues and can hurt future optimization opportunities
> > (regardless of whether the current implementation really is faster than
> > before or not) and, most importantly, because it is NOT our job to work
> > around bugs in proprietary software!
> Pretty sure it doesn't point them out. It just breaks them.
Using memcpy on overlapping ranges is undefined behavior; a crash is a pretty
good way of pointing that out. Other undefined behavior causes a crash (last
char*s = "Hi";
s = 'h';
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