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

On Tue, Jul 24, Ian Jackson wrote:

> 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.

I tried newlib 1.20, which seems to emit no such warnings. However
building stubdom with the newer version leads to link errors. I havent
spent time yet to find a fix for those failures.

Now that rc1 is out, its probably much too late to go for a more recent
newlib to get around the build failures in current code?


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