the need for safe dynamic string libraries
des at des.no
Mon Dec 7 13:11:46 UTC 2009
Luigi Rizzo <rizzo at iet.unipi.it> writes:
> "Dag-Erling Smørgrav" <des at des.no> writes:
> > When libsbuf was ported to userland, sbuf_printf() was pessimized
> > due to the limitations of libc's printf().
> but, isn't this an implementation detail ? What prevents the same
> API to have two different implementation, one for kernel, one for userland ?
Maybe I wasn't entirely clear: functionality was removed from libsbuf
because it could not be implemented in userland, because our printf(3)
is badly implemented. To restore that functionality, we would have to
either fork libsbuf or fix printf(3).
Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no
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