Re: [PATCH] set*uid() must not fail-and-return on OOM/rlimits

From: Arjan van de Ven
Date: Sun Aug 20 2006 - 12:43:36 EST

On Sun, 2006-08-20 at 09:28 -0700, Ulrich Drepper wrote:
> Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> > sounds like a good argument to get the setuid functions marked
> > __must_check in glibc...
> There are too many false positives. E.g., in a SUID binaries switching
> back from a non-root UID to root will not fail.

that is not entirely clear; there is apparently a memory allocation in
this codepath which can fail (the patch in this thread is patching

> Very common.
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