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SubjectRe: 2.6.7-mm2, mmaps rework, buggy apps, setarch
Hi Arjan!

On Fre, 25 Jun 2004, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> > Can someone please explain me *what* the effects of a `buggy app' would
> > be: Segfault I suppose. But what to do with a commerical app where I
> > cannot check a stack trace or whatever?
> basically the applications that break do:
> int ptr;
> ptr = malloc(some_size);
> if (ptr <= 0)
> handle_no_memory();

Mmm, this looks very common. What is the `intended' way to handle this?

> > Background: I am having problems with current debian/sid on 2.6.7-mm2
> > with vuescan.
> can you describe these problems in somewhat more detail ?

vuescan works on 2.6.7 and dumps core on 2.6.7-mm2 when doing memory
intense stuff like scanning, previewing or some other things.

I will try the setarch prog from Andrew after I have rebooted into mm2
(ATM scanning is in process).

Best wishes


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