SHOWSTOPPER: [was Re: vfscanf in newlib]

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Sun Apr 22 17:24:00 GMT 2001


On Mon, Apr 23, 2001 at 10:09:13AM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Christopher Faylor [ mailto:cgf@redhat.com ]
>> Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 10:12 AM
>> To: cygwin-developers@cygwin.com
>> Subject: Re: SHOWSTOPPER: [was Re: vfscanf in newlib]
>> 
>> 
>> On Mon, Apr 23, 2001 at 09:52:51AM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
>> >Committed. The NULL protection should not be needed. if thread_self()
>> >ever returns NULL we are in big trouble across the board. So perhaps
>> >pthread_self should system_printf if it fails ?
>> 
>> Yep.  Or should it be an api_fatal?
>
>as long as cygwin dies horribly when it happens :] Yes api_fatal is
>probably the call. Thanks.
> 
>> Were you ever able to duplicate the ssh crashing bug?  If not, can
>> anyone else confirm that this problem has been squashed now?
>
>I confess to not having an sshd setup to test the bug with. Thus I just
>reviewed the source.

I confess to not understanding how my version of sshd could possibly
have worked, given what I now understand about the problem.

Chuck, could you update to the latest CVS version and let us know if
it fixes the problem that you found.

In the meantime, I have wiped out 1.3.0 from sources.redhat.com.

Since a couple of people seem to be using it, I guess I should bump
the version to 1.3.1.  Sigh.

cgf



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