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Re: Bug in memset() causing quake3 to crash.

From: Han
Subject: Re: Bug in memset() causing quake3 to crash.
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 05:21:18 +0200
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Ulrich Drepper (address@hidden) wrote:
> Han <address@hidden> writes:

>> In recent versions of the kernel a bug apeared which caused quake3
>> to segfault during startup. It was discussed on this mailing list
>> and recognized by Alan Cox:

>> http://opensource.creative.com/pipermail/emu10k1-devel/2001-September/004884.html

> There is no desription of a problem.  And there will be no bug found
> in memset.  It's most definitely just another incapable programmer
> who assumes that memory can be write-only.

Do you mean to say that you think that Alan Cox is a incapable

A full description of the bug can be found by searching on quake in
the same archive: 


Please browse a bit around because it contains much more information
than I could copy and paste here.

If you want any further info please let me know.

Groetjes, Han.
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