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Re: Beware of Fedora 11's glibc

On Sat, 2009-06-06 at 08:51 -0700, Howard Chu wrote:
> From this bug it appears there's a known history of problems with the 
> experimental malloc being used in the new glibc.
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=494631
> It appears that slapd is hitting some issues in this code still, even though 
> the other symptoms in that bug report are marked as fixed. LD_PRELOADing a 3rd 
> party malloc library shows no issues and likewise valgrind finds no invalid 
> memory accesses in our code. I was seeing crashes on x86_64; the 32 bit code 
> may actually be fixed by now.
> Just an fyi. I've already spent more than 2 weeks looking for a memory 
> overwrite in slapd only to find that the malloc library is broken. I can't 
> afford to spend any more time tracking this down.

Is there any chance you can put this as a new bug in Fedora's Bugzilla?

At least it would provide a collecting point for similar issues noted
elsewhere, and we might be able to get this fixed.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.

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