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Re: ptsname_r

On Mon, Nov 07, 2011 at 01:46:44PM -0700, Eric Blake wrote:
>On 11/07/2011 01:45 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
>> On 11/07/2011 12:35 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> On Mon, Nov 07, 2011 at 12:14:01PM -0700, Eric Blake wrote:
>>>> Since ptsname() is not thread-safe on all platforms, it would be nice if
>>>> cygwin could also export ptsname_r() to match glibc.
>>>> If no one beats me to it, I'll try and submit patches this week.
>>> I'll do it. I've been in this code recently so it's fresh in my mind.
>> Thanks. Also, even with your patches of today, ptsname() is still not
>> thread-safe; should we be sticking that in a thread-local buffer rather
>> than in static storage, similar to how other functions like strerror()
>> are thread-safe?
>Also, should we have an efault handler in ptsname_r(), 
>similar to ttyname_r(), so as to gracefully reject invalid buffers 
>rather than faulting?

I actually carefully followed exactly what was described in the Linux
man page.  If you pass an invalid pointer to ptsname_r on Linux it seg


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