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Bruce Cran bruce at
Fri Dec 3 14:41:24 UTC 2010

On Fri, 3 Dec 2010 15:27:13 +0100
Ivan Voras <ivoras at> wrote:

> I'd say it depends on if the "specific case that hps raised a few
> years ago" sentence part refers to an actual problem; i.e. did it
> happen in practice? If yes, leaving KASSERTs looks like the best
> option.

I've found hps's original email thread, which is at .

The argument for allowing zero-length reads/writes is at .

I suspect the mistake occurred due to a misunderstanding of the API.
NetBSD have documented it in their man page but not added asserts in
the code:

"Functions which take a count of bytes have undefined results if the
specified count is zero."

Bruce Cran

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