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Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 15:29:39 +1000
From: Patrick Oppenlander <>
Subject: Re: Some questions

On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 1:16 PM, Rich Felker <> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 12:52:06PM +1000, Patrick Oppenlander wrote:
>> - getcwd returned buffer size can be incorrect. If you call
>> getcwd(NULL, 1234) the returned buffer is sized to match the path
>> length but should be 1234 to be compatible with the glibc extension.
> I'll look at this. It seems like a worse behavior for most callers,
> but maybe it should match.

Actually, my biggest issue with getcwd is that it allocates a PATH_MAX
sized buffer on the stack. That's painful on deeply embedded stuff.


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