svn commit: r183819 - in stable/7/sys: . compat/linprocfs fs/procfs

Kostik Belousov kostikbel at
Mon Oct 13 13:49:38 UTC 2008

On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 03:17:28PM +0200, Dag-Erling Sm??rgrav wrote:
> Roman Divacky <rdivacky at> writes:
> > what about commiting this to note this change?
> >
> > +   <para>A serious problem emulating /proc for Linux was fixed.  Many Linux
> > +      ports are now working including the linux-flashplugin9 port.</para>
> "A serious problem was fixed"?  Really?  And if none of that software
> worked before this commit, how come they were already in ports?

I do not think that mentioning of this should appear in release notes,
but Roman is mostly right in stating the fact. Newest glibc reads
<linuxroot>/proc/pid/maps in chunks to determine stack address for
created thread. Failure of the read(2) caused new linux libraries to
fail on our linuxolator.
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