tiny patch for execvp [Re: Problems with winsup-981223]

Christopher Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Mon Feb 1 11:47:00 GMT 1999


On Mon, Feb 01, 1999 at 02:09:58PM -0500, DJ Delorie wrote:
>> If so, does that mean that this code would do something funky:
>> 
>> char *sys_errlist[];
>> main()
>> {
>>   puts(sys_errlist[1]);
>> }
>
>Yes.  sys_errlist would be the address of a chunk of i386 opcodes, not
>the address of the table of pointers to strings.

So, I think that I would vastly prefer the link time error to a
runtime core dump.

I've modified libiberty and will be testing this today.

-chris


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