Subject: Re: New kernel break programmes.
To: Andy Heffernan <>
From: Andy Heffernan <>
List: amiga-dev
Date: 04/27/1994 09:19:39
> 	I'm pretty much in the same boat as you.  I'm running a fairly
> new kernel now with binaries from the 17Apr94 snapshots on
>  It looks like the kernel or some binaries have
> trouble because of the recent changes.  I'll bet if you looked at the
> offending archive file you would see that its length is zero.  Beware
> of strip, because it will strip files down to nothing as well.  In the
> case of strip, the problem appears to be the ftruncate() call.  I don't
> know if ar uses ftruncate() too, but we shall see.

	I tried using older, pre-off_t strip and ar binaries after
setting up a link to, but they have the same problem, even
though they use the old syscall which should lead them to
oftruncate().  (Verified using ktrace.)  Time to start digging...