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Re: The open() system call in f8 really broken...





Jakub Jelinek wrote:
On Thu, Aug 16, 2007 at 10:12:24AM -0400, Steve Dickson wrote:
Bring down servers, costing people time and money because apps
that have run for years suddenly abort is just not the right
way to handle this.. imho..

Only people that run their $$$$$$ servers on rawhide...
No.. but they do on RHEL and today's rawhide is tomorrow's RHEL...


Give people a chance to correct their code, with stern warnings,
and then, in the next release, have the applications abort...
Why is this such a bad idea?

It is not yet F8test2, there is plenty of time to fix all or most
of these bugs still in rawhide.
Most uses of open(1) are actually with compile time constant
second argument and in that case glibc will issue compile time
errors when open ("foo", O_CREAT|O_RDWR); etc. is seen.
Only when it is known only at runtime we do runtime checking.
So is there a possibility of making that runtime check a warning
instead of an abort?

steved.


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