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SubjectRe: PATCH - x86-64 signed-compare bug, was Re: select() setting ERESTARTNOHAND (514).
On Thursday 11 January 2007 02:02, Neil Brown wrote:
> On Thursday January 11, wrote:
> > > Just a 'me too' at this point.
> > > The X server on my shiny new notebook (Core 2 Duo) occasionally dies
> > > with 'select' repeatedly returning ERESTARTNOHAND. It is most
> > > annoying!
> >
> > Normally it should be only visible in strace. Did you see it without
> > strace?
> No, only in strace.

strace leaks internal errors. At some point that should be fixed,
but it's not really a serious problem.

There was one other report of internal errors leaking without strace,
but it was vague and I never got confirmation.

> Still, I think it would be safer to have the cast, in case the compiler
> decided to be clever.... or does the C standard ensure against that?

It does.

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