HEADS-UP new statfs structure

Garance A Drosihn drosih at rpi.edu
Fri Nov 14 15:59:45 PST 2003


At 5:26 PM -0500 11/14/03, Robert Watson wrote:
>
>As soon as you recompile libc, applications expecting the old
>statfs() ABI get the new statfs(), and depending on where their
>smaller struct statfs is located, may stomp on memory they're
>using for something else (like critical data structures).

But if they are re-compiled, won't they be re-compiled with
the newer struct statfs?  (and thus be the correct size)

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