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Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:05:05 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Open conformance issues & plans

Some updates on this:

On Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 04:41:24PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> 10. getdelim
> The text of the standard seems to allow malloc/realloc only when the
> buffer passed in is not already sufficiently large to hold the result.
> The current loop logic we use will force resizing one byte early in
> most cases, but can't be trivially changed not to do this without
> creating overflows in certain cases (depending on buffering). I will
> revisit this after the next release and refactor the loop, but it will
> need careful attention to ensure we don't introduce new
> bugs/overflows.

Fixed in commit 1f6cbdb434114139081fe65a9bafe775e9ab6c41.

> 14. abort
> The abort function needs to cause process termination as if by SIGABRT
> in the case where a SIGABRT handler was installed but returns. Linux
> provides no easy mechanism to do this, and we probably need to
> emulate it in userspace by preventing reinstallation of a SIGABRT
> handler after the first raise(SIGABRT) in abort() returns. I have an
> idea for a design but it's a fair bit of work, and I'll probably
> return to it after release.

Fixed in commit 9b14ad541068d4f7d0be9bcd1ff4c70090d868d3, included in


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