Bug 37091 - 2.2.19 errata: iBCS problem due to patch for strlen_user
Summary: 2.2.19 errata: iBCS problem due to patch for strlen_user
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2001-04-22 19:06 UTC by giulioo
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:32 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-23 12:43:50 UTC


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Description giulioo 2001-04-22 19:06:23 UTC
In the errata kernel 2.2.19 there is a new patch for iBCS, linux-2.2.19-
ibcs.patch, to work-around the strlen_user problem.

I have an application, that works throught iBCS, that stopped working with 
the 2.2.19 kernel due to this patch.
I get an error about "The TERM variable is not set. Set it and try again", 
even if the TERM variable is defined.

To solve this, I reverted the above mentioned patch and applied the one 
posted here:
http://www.mail-archive.com/linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org/msg38272.html

I'm not a programmer and cannot tell if it does the right thing, what I 
know is that my app is working again now :-)

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-04-23 12:43:45 UTC
I'll add this patch to our 2.2.19 tree so that it will be included if/when
we put out a new 2.2.19 kernel.

Comment 2 giulioo 2001-08-10 10:28:58 UTC
This is corrected in latest 2.2.19 errata


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