ls -l segfault + [PATCH]

Jan Evert van Grootheest Jan-Evert.van.Grootheest at
Mon Mar 19 06:02:51 PDT 2007

> On Mon, Mar 19, 2007 at 01:49:46PM +0100, Jan Evert van 
> Grootheest wrote:
> > I found the manual page a bit confusing, because it first 
> says, just 
> > above the flags section, that setvbuf may be used on any 
> open stream. 
> > While later on, at the end of the first paragraph below the flags 
> > section, it is said that it must be done between opening the stream 
> > and the first action on it.
> The POSIX and C standard say:
> The setvbuf() function may be used after the stream pointed 
> to by stream is associated with an open file but before any 
> other operation (other than an unsuccessful call to 
> setvbuf()) is performed on the stream.

Right. So if we want to keep a fully buffered output (which I think we do), the patch below would be the way to go. And ls would remain a safe applet.

This works just fine here.

-- Jan Evert 
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