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Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2019 10:44:55 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
To: Florian Weimer <>
Cc: Joshua Hudson <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: Re: posix_spawn

On Tue, Oct 01, 2019 at 04:15:54PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Joshua Hudson:
> > You guys open to adding more extensions to posix_spawn?
> >
> > The code that I'm actually trying to run is setgroups;setgid;setuid so
> > I think the use case is common.
> >
> > More of the security-critical code being in the library is generally a
> > good thing.
> Rich is objecting to my glibc changes.  We require unanimous consent at
> present.  Unless I can convince him that his analysis is incorrect, that
> essentially kills further API additions in this area.

Can you point me to which ones you're referring to? I'm not generally
opposed to extensions to solve the deficiencies in posix_spawn, but
there may be one I'm not remembering where there was something about
it in particular that I found problematic.


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