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Re: 2.6.7-mm2, mmaps rework, buggy apps, setarch

From:  Arjan van de Ven <arjanv-AT-redhat.com>
To:  Norbert Preining <preining-AT-logic.at>
Subject:  Re: 2.6.7-mm2, mmaps rework, buggy apps, setarch
Date:  Fri, 25 Jun 2004 10:31:16 +0200
Cc:  linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org, Andrew Morton <akpm-AT-osdl.org>


> 
> Can someone please explain me *what* the effects of a `buggy app' would
> be: Segfault I suppose. But what to do with a commerical app where I
> cannot check a stack trace or whatever?

basically the applications that break do:

int ptr;

ptr = malloc(some_size);

if (ptr <= 0) 
    handle_no_memory();



> Background: I am having problems with current debian/sid on 2.6.7-mm2
> with vuescan.

can you describe these problems in somewhat more detail ?


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