Re: 2.4.19-rc1 broke OSF binaries on alpha

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Fri Jun 28 2002 - 21:26:18 EST

> 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:

Please fix the Alpha port. The behaviour fixed is _required_ by SuS.
Make your own alpha syscall that handles this crap.
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