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    SubjectRe: Kernel related StarOffice 5.1a problem


    On Tue, 9 Nov 1999, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

    > On Fri, 29 Oct 1999, Parto Chobeiry wrote:
    >
    > >Has anybody encountered the same problem -- and (maybe) found a
    > >solution?
    >
    > Parto, you can apply this patch against 2.2.13:
    >
    > ftp://ftp.*.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/andrea/patches/v2.2/2.2.13/java-proc.gz

    It tries to access WHAT? Bloody lusers cannot be bothered to use
    %d in sprintf? Sorry. /proc/<pid>/fd/0<whatever> _never_ had been a
    documented interface. They already were deep in it with (ab)using glibc
    guts. And it didn't teach them? They _deserve_ to lose. Who maintains
    StarrOrifice these days, SunSoft? Sheesh...
    Andrea, I don't think that kernel should work around the bugs in
    _that_. Really. Backwards compatibility is nice, but preserving every
    undocumented quirk that nobody sane would use... Sorry, but we really need
    an addition to errno.h: EBITEME. Exactly for such cases.


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