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SubjectRe: [PATCH] User chroot

On Wed, 27 Jun 2001, Chris Wedgwood wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 09:40:36PM -0400, Alexander Viro wrote:
> > You need /dev/zero to get anywhere near the normal behaviour of the
> > system.
> Not commenting on the original patch, I think requiring /dev/zero for
> a 'usable' system should be considered a [g]libc bug. /dev/zero should
> be present, but if not, [g]libc should have fall-back mechanisms to
> deal with things.

Frankly, glibc already has too many fall-back mechanisms of various kinds.
Several things Should Be There(tm). /dev/zero, /dev/null and /dev/tty are
definitely among them.

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