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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] stubdom: fix errors in newlib [and 1 more messages]

Olaf Hering writes ("[Xen-devel] [PATCH] stubdom: fix errors in newlib"):
> stubdom: fix errors in newlib

Well, I agree with Ian's reservations about this:

Ian Campbell writes ("Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] stubdom: fix errors in newlib"):
> On Tue, 2012-07-10 at 12:12 -0400, Olaf Hering wrote:
> > # HG changeset patch
> > # User Olaf Hering <olaf@xxxxxxxxx>
> > # Date 1341839122 -7200
> > # Node ID 2dd50c201ca0d3542f3589942ae9e51d33ec7509
> > # Parent  42f76d536b116d2ebad1b6705ae51ecd171d2581
> > stubdom: fix errors in newlib
> > 
> > rpmlint found a few code bugs in newlib, and marks them as errors after
> > rpm build. Add another newlib patch and apply it during stubdom build.
> Are any of these specific to Xen or should they really be being sent to
> newlib upstream? (we could really do with resyncing on he latest newlib
> and sending or our patches again it. In our CFT of course ;-))

I definitely don't think we should be trying to drain the swamp of
newlib's bad code in our own tree.

The right answer for your rpm checks is probably to disable them
somehow.  These are very likely to be real security problems in the
context of stubdomains.


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