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Re: question about env and function malloc
- From: Alexandre Oliva <aoliva at redhat dot com>
- To: Rich Felker <dalias at libc dot org>
- Cc: libc-alpha at sourceware dot org
- Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:29:17 -0200
- Subject: Re: question about env and function malloc
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On Dec 19, 2014, Rich Felker <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 03:44:10AM -0200, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> [Cc:ing the list]
>> On Dec 17, 2014, MaShimiao <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > But, the description of env in glibc manual says if a function accesses
>> > environment with getenv() of similar, without any guard, then it should be
>> > marked with env. it doesn't mention any special functions.
>> > Do you think we should add some words to remind users that there are some special
>> > conditions in which even a function calls getenv(), it will not be marked with env.
>> > Just like malloc() or free().
>> > Or we just add explanations in the description of each special functions?
>> I think a note at the exception point should be enough, as in the patch
> This is a conformance issue; for the purpose of safety with respect to
> modifying the environment in a multi-threaded program, the set of
> standard functions allowed to access the environment is fixed by POSIX
> and does not include malloc.
The âenvâ safety note quite often indicate deviations from the standard
anyway, so I don't see what light your statement sheds on the issue at
hand. Can you please elaborate? TIA,
Alexandre Oliva, freedom fighter http://FSFLA.org/~lxoliva/
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