Linux "NULL pointer dereferece" in the News...

Tom Horsley tom.horsley at
Sun Jul 19 16:59:20 UTC 2009

On Sun, 19 Jul 2009 09:47:44 -0700
Daniel B. Thurman wrote:

> Is this "old news", rehashed (news) hype, or what?

Sounds like a compiler bug to me. If the compiler is removing
a null pointer check for a pointer which could in fact be
null, then clearly the optimizer has gone off the deep end.

I do love that it only happens on systems with selinux or
pulseaudio, both of which I eradicate to the fullest extent
possible as soon as I finish the initial install :-).

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