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



On 08/16/2007 05:16 PM, Steve Dickson wrote:
> Oliver Falk wrote:
>> Most developers I know, don't worry about >warnings<, but do if their
>> code aborts. If a developer then doesn't worry about the real (security)
>> problem, but only about the abort itself and just workaround that - it's
>> simply a fault... The other option? stderr "FIX YOUR OPEN :-P"; sleep
>> 600. :-)
>>
>> If you compile the whole Fedora tree, how many warnings will you see?
>> How many warnings are about 'better use mkstemp' - for security
>> reasons... If you don't abort you'll not catch the developers
>> attention... It's too bad, but true... Don't want to step on dev's toes
>> of course - it's for sure not true for *all* developers!
> I was talking about runtime warnings... Really nasty looking messages
> so they couldn't be ignored...

Oh well:
[of pils ~]# banner nasty warning

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Yes, Steve I know what you meant - but I'm not sure if it will help -
especially GUI apps, where you wouldn't see the stderr... Many apps on
my desktop JustWork(tm), but in background they spot some ugly messages...

-of


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