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Re: Bugzilla component missing and another (minor) fuzzing-related bug report

On 19.10.2015 12:07, Florian Weimer wrote:
> On 10/19/2015 02:50 AM, Alexander Cherepanov wrote:
>> gcc doesn't support objects more than half the address space in size --
>> . So if you are
>> malloc'ing >2GB on 32-bit platforms you should be concerned.
> This needs to be fixed in GCC.  Even if we artificially fail large
> allocations in malloc, there will be cases where people call mmap or
> shmat directly.  And at least for the latter two, there is an
> expectation that this works with larger-than-2-GiB mappings for 32-bit
> processes (to the degree that Red Hat shipped very special 32-bit
> kernels for a while to support this).

I'm all for fixing it in GCC. It gives more flexibility: you cannot 
support huge objects in libc when your compiler doesn't support them but 
you can choose if you want to support them in libc when you compiler 
support them. But I guess it's not easy to fix.

OTOH perhaps ability to create huge objects in libc should be somehow 
hidden by default? As evidenced by this thread:-)

Alexander Cherepanov

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