Bug 77678 - Add a cautionary note to select man page
Add a cautionary note to select man page
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man-pages (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-11-11 17:23 EST by Ben Woodard
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:48 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.67
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-08-20 14:41:52 EDT
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Add's a cautionary note to the select man page. (482 bytes, patch)
2002-11-11 17:24 EST, Ben Woodard
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Description Ben Woodard 2002-11-11 17:23:06 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003

Description of problem:
If you recompile your kernel to allow >1024 file descritors and you leave glibc
the same and then you try to use select on a file descriptor >1024 then select
corrupts memory.

It was decided that because of the unusual setup for this it really wasn't a bug
that should be fixed in glibc. However, documenting around it is probably a good

Attached is a patch to the manpage.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Note that man page doesn't warn you about the possible problems

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ben Woodard 2002-11-11 17:24:29 EST
Created attachment 84586 [details]
Add's a cautionary note to the select man page.
Comment 2 Eido Inoue 2004-08-20 14:41:52 EDT
upstream in 1.67 it appears.

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