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Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:48:17 +0200
From: Natanael Copa <>
To: Rostislav Skudnov <>
Cc: <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] increase buffer size in getmntent to 4096 bytes

On Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:24:25 +0000
Rostislav Skudnov <> wrote:

> getmntent fails if the length of the mount entry exceeds the buffer
> size. The new buffer size matches that of glibc.
> ---
> Even after this patch, getmntent may still fail since the device and mount
> paths may be up to PATH_MAX in length, and the mount options may
> (theoretically) have unlimited length. The same would happen in glibc, though.

This patch solve the same problem, but uses getline to malloc the buffer as needed:


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