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SubjectRe: Possible security hole? [was: verify_area(...) possible problem]
On Mon, Apr 19, 1999 at 05:08:50PM +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > Oh, I was hoping the patch would actually fix the behaviour, rather than
> > turning off clone :-)
> Noone uses clone, anyway ;-).

Multithreaded apps use clone() to create threads. At least on my glibc-2.0.7
system, pthread_create() uses the clone() syscall. I can hardly imagine any
other possibility to create kernel handled threads, BTW.

OK, I admit, most apps are not multithreaded ...

Dipl.Phys. Kurt Garloff <> [Wuppertal, FRG]
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