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SubjectRe: Subtle MM bug
On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 07:48:04PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > As the thread started it's not only only needed for pthreads, but also for NFS
> > and setuid (actually NFS already implements it privately), and probably other network
> > file systems too. So it's far from being only a "bad standard corner case".
> I wonder how Linux 2.2 worked, that doesnt have them. Now if its a clean way
> of sorting out a pile of other things and it does pthreads as a side effect

Linux 2.2 setuid in nfs never worked quite like traditional Unix, and there
were lots of reports because users were regularly rediscovering it.

I think the nfs patches merged in 2.2.18 fixed it (?)

> I've no problem, but arguing for it because of a tiny pthreads corner case
> is coming from the wrong end

I'm not so sure the thread corner case is that tiny.


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