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Re: glibc segfault on "special" long double values is _ok_!?

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: glibc segfault on "special" long double values is _ok_!?
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 13:55:41 -0400
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On Thursday 07 June 2007, Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-06-07 13:27:49 -0400, Mike Frysinger <address@hidden> wrote:
> > read what i said again ... the clients are doing write()/read() on the
> > double directly, but one side has debugging enabled so it additionally
> > does printf() on the values coming across -> bam, server crashes
> So it didn't check its input prior using it.

which is the entire point of this thread ... do you force every application 
out there to implement sanity checking on incoming float formats (which 
requires every application to basically read the standard and do bit parsing 
to make sure the values are valid), or do you do it once in glibc

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