Fixing the glibc adobe flash incompatibility

Peter Jones pjones at
Thu Nov 18 19:06:38 UTC 2010

On 11/17/2010 10:59 PM, 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. Could you 
> shout a little less? I'm already hungover and I haven't even been to bed 
> yet.

Obviously we should make glibc check the ranges and abort() with a snarky note.


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