chthon at chthon-uk.com
Sat Apr 5 18:12:23 PST 2003
Greg Schafer wrote:
> I reported some recent bugs to upstream and here is the status of each:-
> * ncurses-5.3.etip.patch
> - http://mail.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-ncurses/2003-03/msg00025.html
> The patch has been integrated basically as is, so the patch we are
> currently using is correct and will be part of next ncurses release.
> * gcc-3.2.2.mmap_test.patch
> - I reported this as gcc GNATS PR 10284. You can view the details at:-
> - Zack Weinberg responded to me privately saying:-
> "This is clearly a glibc bug, and you should take that up with them.
> However, the problem autoconf test is excessively clever and breaks a
> lot on platforms that don't *really* pose a problem to ggc-page.c.
> It is trying to detect a brokenness peculiar to Cygwin's fake mmap
> (Windows does not provide an appropriate primitive, at least not as
> part of its documented API). I will rip it out in favor of a
> system-name blacklist.
> I doubt I can get a change pushed into 3.2.3, though."
> - therefore I believe the best course of action is just keep on using
> current patch. Hopefully gcc-3.3 will have the test ripped out and
> then we won't need to worry.
zack had this to say on the report:
Working on a fix. (Thanks for the attempt to patch it,
but I think this test is just too fragile to live; I plan
to rip it out and substitute a system blacklist.)
greg, could you whip up another patch to just rip out the test so we will be
inline with the gcc peops?
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