Re: 2.4.19-rc1 broke OSF binaries on alpha

From: Marcelo Tosatti (
Date: Fri Jun 28 2002 - 15:31:05 EST


I just backed it on my BK repository.

Please test now.

On Fri, 28 Jun 2002, Ivan Kokshaysky wrote:

> Hi Marcelo, Alan,
> IIRC, the problem is that BSD and OSF readv/writev(2) manuals
> explicitly talked of 32 bit iov_len, thus allowing the application
> to pass junk in an upper half of the 64 bit word.
> This change broke widely used netscape and acrobat reader,
> please revert it until we have a better solution:
> <> (02/06/06 1.537.2.37)
> [PATCH] PATCH; make readv/writev SuS compliant
> Ivan.

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