Re: double the buffer? - buffer overflows

From: Rex Dieter (
Date: 06/21/02

From: Rex Dieter <>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 12:16:14 -0500

Tim Haynes wrote:

> Rex Dieter <> writes:
>> svek wrote:
>> > Hal Burgiss <> wrote:
>> >> Bullshit. You obviously never used it.
>> >
>> > it's quite interesting that they haven't even got the 2.96 gcc compiler
>> > on GNUs gcc homepage, which pretty much states that it was a beta.
>> >
>> Sure it was a beta, but redhat chose to use it because it was STILL
>> better than anything available at the time (especially to support archs
>> other than x86).
> ...and the facts it broke C++ library compatibility through use of a dodgy
> ABI,

hogwash. The same could be said of gcc-3.0 and gcc-3.1.

> and wasn't able to compile a kernel properly doesn't really enter
> into it?
> In their defence, at least they provided kgcc as a fall-back...

In redhat 7.0 this was true, but that is ancient history by now, and no
longer true.

Rex A. Dieter          
Computer System Administrator
Mathematics and Statistics               
University of Nebraska Lincoln