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Re: Kernel or userland bug: file descript passing in Postfix

In article <>,
Matthias Scheler  <> wrote:
>On Sun, Mar 08, 2009 at 08:05:57AM +0000, Michael van Elst wrote:
>> >Is this really a bug in Postfix (in which I case I will commit the patch)
>> >or is it a kernel bug?
>> Whatever is considered a bug.... Postfix was changed this way
>> for compatibility with LP64.
>Well, I'm actually using it on a LP64 platform.
>> RFC3542 which describes the interface (for IPv6) says that we
>> do it right:
>> On the other hand, there is nothing that forbids us to be tolerant
>> and support receiving into a buffer without space for padding.
>That sounds like some kernel work. Would it make sense to commit my
>fix (eventuall with #ifdef __NetBSD__ arround it) until we have
>decided what to do about the kernel side of this?

It would make sense to send mail to wietse with a patch since providing
a larger buffer will work everywhere.


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