Subject: Re: Latest compat_linux changes in current- break OpenOffice
To: Jaromir Dolecek <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/11/2005 20:20:42
In message <>, Jaromir Dolecek writes:
>On Fri, Nov 11, 2005 at 04:55:03PM +0100, Vincent wrote:
>> Hi!
>> it seems that the latest sys/compat/linux modifications have "broken" 
>> OpenOffice 2.0. It exits before actual launch with a "Killed" status. 
>This might be related to revision 1.24 of sys/compat/linux/common/linux_sched.
>I'm not really sure the current code is correct.  The code should
>only kill threads in the same thread group (i.e. ones cloned via
>clone(...CLONE_THREAD).  The current code will kill more that that,
>the setting of group_pid is somewhat suspicious.
>Can you test if going back to revision 1.23 would fix that? If that would
>fix it, revision 1.24 should be backed off.

I'm running Openoffice 2.0 with 1.23 of that file.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,