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    SubjectRe: patch to fix set_itimer() behaviour in boundary cases
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    On Sad, 2005-01-15 at 09:30, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > Matthias Lang <matthias@corelatus.se> wrote:
    > These are things we probably cannot change now. All three are arguably
    > sensible behaviour and do satisfy the principle of least surprise. So
    > there may be apps out there which will break if we "fix" these things.
    >
    > If the kernel version was 2.7.0 then well maybe...

    These are things we should fix. They are bugs. Since there is no 2.7
    plan pick a date to fix it. We should certainly error the overflow case
    *now* because the behaviour is undefined/broken. The other cases I'm not
    clear about. setitimer() is a library interface and it can do the basic
    checking and error if it wants to be strictly posixly compliant.


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