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Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 22:37:07 -0700
From: Isaac Dunham <idunham@...abit.com>
To: musl@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: bug? sysinfo() and getopt_long() misbehavior

On Thu, 7 Jun 2012 23:12:43 -0400
Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> wrote:

> > - (did not investigated properly) possible getopt_long()
> > misbehavior, or just miscompile. The result is that iptables and
> > gnu sed misbehaving at command line arguments:
> > % sed -i '/test/d' ttnosuchfile
> > sed: can't find label for jump to `tnosuchfile'
> 
> My GNU sed build does not exhibit this behavior. It's linked with an
> older musl, but the getopt code has not changed. Is it possible you
> did anything odd building musl (editing the makefile/cflags)? Does the
> same happen if you static link sed? If your answers to these questions
> suggest a problem in musl, I'll rebuild sed and see if I can reproduce
> it.
> 
> > % sed '/test/d' -i ttnosuchfile
> > sed: can't read -i: No such file or directory
> > sed: can't read ttnosuchfile: No such file or directory
> 
> This is to be expected. Options must come before non-option arguments.
> The glibc behavior to the contrary is broken and non-conformant.
sed -e '...' -i ...
is more conventional, and might persuade getopt_long to cooperate...

> > # iptables -vnL
> > iptables v1.4.12.1: unknown arguments found on commandline
> > Try `iptables -h' or 'iptables --help' for more information.
> > # iptables --version
> > iptables v1.4.12.1: unknown arguments found on commandline
> > Try `iptables -h' or 'iptables --help' for more information.
> > 
> > Both sed and iptables were compiled with -D_GNU_SOURCE defined.
> > 
> > Unfortunately I don't actually know how to fix these two.
> 
> I'm suspecting something is broken with respect to dynamic linking...
> Are you using an old version of binutils? Did you remove or replace
> -Bsymbolic-functions with something else?

Definitely not, I'd say--that doesn't just misbehave, it will die with
a SIGILL before it gets to main().

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