Bug 180256 - alarm() not returning correct value
alarm() not returning correct value
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Brian Brock
: 180257 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2006-02-06 15:20 EST by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Description Jonathan Kamens 2006-02-06 15:20:04 EST
With glibc-2.3.90-30.i686.rpm installed February 1 along with about 1,000 
other FC devel packages, including kernel-smp-2.6.15-1.1884_FC5smp and gcc-
4.1.0-0.18, this C program:

#include <unistd.h>
#include <stdio.h>

  printf("alarm returned %d\n", alarm(0));

prints "alarmed return 0'.  It *should* print "alarm returned 5" or 
perhaps "alarm returned 4".
Comment 1 Jonathan Kamens 2006-02-06 15:21:49 EST
*** Bug 180257 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Jakub Jelinek 2006-02-06 16:18:09 EST
Sorry, can't reproduce this.  On all arches I have tried (which includes
i686), with glibc-2.3.90-36 the program prints 5.
Comment 3 Jonathan Kamens 2006-02-06 16:54:09 EST
It was a kernel bug.  It's gone in the current Raw Hide kernel.

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