Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 17:26:32 +0200 From: Szabolcs Nagy <nsz@...t70.net> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Re: musl bugs found through gnulib * Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> [2012-06-18 10:55:45 -0400]: > > there's only one broken program out there, which is gnu coreutils' "od". > > if someone wants to use coreutils and cares about this uncommon > > issue, he/she can simply use a patch for this specific program. > > The problem is that gnulib is potentially replacing printf in many > programs (I haven't checked this; would you care to check?) over this > stupid issue that only affects one broken program, resulting in > massive bloat for users, and potentially breaking things. > hm, what's the issue with od? is it about printing random binary data as long double? if od invokes undefined behaviour then it's a coreutils bug it sounds bad that based on a broken test gnulib may replace a correct printf implementation with its own broken one just to make a broken coreutils tool to work so now we need a libc workaround for this issue..
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