Re: Problems with netscape in 2.0.24

Erik B. Andersen (
Mon, 4 Nov 1996 10:56:49 -0700 (MST)

I suspect that you are using, yes? Netscape was linked with
old versions of libc5, and therefore the bugs in Netscape (which is where
the problems are) were not so obvious. With newer versions of libc5, those
problems have become more and more apparent. The newest malloc code in does not tolerate the sloppy and undefined usage that
Netscape utilizes, and therefore when Netscape does something BAD, it gets
core dumped. One solution is to go back to an old, buggy, security problem
filled, and slow version of libc5. Another solution is to not use
Netscape. Another solution is to flood Netscape with e-mail mentioning
their little problem, and suggesting that it would sure be nice if they
recompiled Netscape with a nice new distribution of Linux like those from
Debian or RedHat, and then debug their malloc use... This has absolutly
nothing to do with the Linux kernel.

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WealSoft Computers wrote: > > Hi there > I have been seeing netscape dying with "Bus error" in 2.0.24 kernels > which are not seen previously by the 2.0 kernel. Could it be the patch > to sock.h causing the problem? Thsi happened with all 2.x and 3.x versions > of Netscape. > > Regards >