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SubjectRe: BUG: bsd pts now climbs continuously
Alan Cox wrote:
> On Maw, 2004-08-10 at 05:07, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>>>ssh breaks at 9999 which is fun too. It runs out of buffer space
>>>although because its been properly coded it doesn't overrun it just
>>>starts corrupting utmp
>>This I believe is a glibc bug, and really needs to be fixed.
>>Unfortunately glibc's handling of utmp is just incredibly broken.
> How remarkable given the snprintf line in question is in the sshd
> source code.

OK, that wasn't the bug I was thinking about, then :)

I was referring to the "line id" stuff in utmp, which really seems too
broken to live.
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