Subject: Re: SA/pthread syscall versioning
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
Date: 12/11/2003 19:40:46
In article <59A6FF24-2C04-11D8-A844-000A957020BC@3am-software.com>,
Matt Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>On Dec 11, 2003, at 8:55 AM, Christos Zoulas wrote:
>> BTW, this is the case [leaking kernel memory info] in many of the
>> machdep.c files (sparc,sparc64,vax, etc.) It did not seem important at
>> the time, but maybe we should bring it up for discussion again.
>The vax implementation (and powerpc) does not leak kernel memory info.
>However, it will leave portions of the siginfo_t that are not
>by ksiginfo_t unchanged. That is not a kernel memory leak.
Yes, that's it. It leaves uninitialized userland memory [stack]. Things
like purify will bitch at it... I was wrong about the kernel leak.