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Re: Potential issue with strstr on x86 with sse4.2 in glibc-2.18

On 20/08/13 01:54, Alexander Monakov wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Aug 2013, Rich Felker wrote:
>> Really this doesn't even look like a case of a legacy binary, but
>> rather fglrx's simply containing incorrect asm (or just
>> CFLAGS?) that doesn't match the modern psABI calling convention. It
>> would probably be best to pressure its maintainers to fix this bug on
>> their side...
> I'm afraid what's more likely to happen in practice is distributions being
> pressured by users to pick up the patch reinstating the inline keywords in
> strstr.c.  Allan, what are you going to do in Arch Linux about this?  Keep
> patching upstream, or drop the patch, let FGLRX break and tell users to
> complain to AMD, or... ?  [I do realize that the two former options are bad]

Currently I have reinstated the inline keyword for Arch Linux.  We have
no issues declaring no support for FGRLX, because we do not support it
anyway!  AMD are too slow at updating with Xorg releases so we dropped
it from our repos.

But the most important thing, the person who bisected this fix was not
using fgrlx for their   They were using Mesa.   And I see
reports of Skype and Steam failing with both Intel and NVIDIA drivers.
So binary blobs failing for all graphics drivers, and widespread
failures for FGRLX.

So does that just leave us the option of realigning the stack for the
relevant calls?


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