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Re: dumping bug explained?

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: dumping bug explained?
Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 10:15:18 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.99 (gnu/linux)

Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>>     ** address@hidden, May 18: 22.0.99 emacs dumper (?) problem
>>     This seems to be caused by a binary incompatible change for the malloc
>>     implementation in glibc. The problem would occur when emacs is built
>>     on one system and used on another. See 
>>     https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=239344#c60
>>     for a possible complete explanation.
>> Are people sure that this is the cause of the problem?
> There is already a patch available, see
> <http://sourceware.org/ml/libc-hacker/2007-05/msg00015.html>.

To be precise (since RMS doesn't read URLs), this is a patch to glibc,
not Emacs.  However, there will be released versions of glibc out
there with this problem, so we should still document it in PROBLEMS.

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