[Bug 133286] dd can fill system memory

John D. Hendrickson and Sara Darnell johnandsara2 at cox.net
Tue Aug 5 17:20:49 UTC 2014

bugzilla-noreply at freebsd.org wrote:
> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=133286
> yaneurabeya at gmail.com changed:
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> --- Comment #5 from yaneurabeya at gmail.com ---
> (Just a "drive-by" comment)
> It might be a good idea to do add iflags/oflags for Linux compatibility; they
> have an iflags=direct/oflags=direct option, as well as other interesting
> options for tweaking O_APPEND, O_NONBLOCK, and other O_* flags:
> https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/manual/html_node/dd-invocation.html

so will break software and scripts (or printed books) using dd(1) ?

if such a binary is on a rescue disk that may float around, what 
will the hangups be of not being able to use dd(1) due to versional 
tweeks ?

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