[OLPC-devel] Re: [PATCH] Fail gracefully if getgroups() fails
Peter S. Mazinger
ps.m at gmx.net
Tue Aug 22 16:32:07 EDT 2006
On Tue, 22 Aug 2006, Jordan Crouse wrote:
> uClibc is pretty stuck on using legacy 16 bit UIDs. So when one turns off
> CONFIG_UID16 in the Linux kernel, some syscalls have the annoying tendency to
> return an error when they aren't normally expected to, including getgroups().
> The following patch makes coreutils/test.c act fail gracefully if getgroups()
> returns a -1. This fixes a problem on the One Laptop Per Child ROM image
> whereby we were getting odd Memory exhausted messages for '[' and 'test'.
> Found by Mitch Bradley <wmb at firmworks.com>
could it be, that uClibc was built with MALLOC_GLIBC_MALLOC disabled?
I have seen "Memory exhausted" many times if that option is disabled.
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