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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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