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SubjectRe: Linux 3.3-rc4
On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 8:02 PM, Ian Kent <raven@themaw.net> wrote:
>
> It doesn't but changing it for exiting binaries will break existing
> binaries that use a workaround.

What existing binaries?

> I'm proposing this because the systemd folks were happy to do it this
> way. But if you would like any other existing user space users to change
> to using a correctly sized packet then, yes, it isn't what you want to
> happen.

Existing binaries *do* use the correct size packet - it's the correct
size for native x86-32!

It's our x86-64 compat layer that is wrong. It's a clear bug. Nothing else.

We don't start making up new interfaces because we have clear bugs: we
fix the damn bugs.

How could you even sanely do "workarounds"? A x86-32 binary shouldn't
even be able to *tell* that the kernel is 64-bit. And if it does that
somehow, we should fix that too!

Linus


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