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Re: User/Group Problem

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Subject: Re: User/Group Problem
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 23:19:49 +0100
Cc: Ian Chilton <>,,
In-reply-to: <>; from on Mon, Nov 13, 2000 at 08:02:48PM +0100
References: <> <>
On Mon, Nov 13, 2000 at 08:02:48PM +0100, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:

> >  - your chown / chgrp binaries are statically linked.  In that case nss
> >    won't work on MIPS until it's fixed ...
>  That's actually not a MIPS-specific problem.  This happens due to a bogus
> error from mmap() (when called by which cannot handle certain valid
> requests -- when there is a non-zero suggested VM address, but the area
> and all space above it is already occupied or unavailable for other
> reasons.  It can sometimes appear for other ports, as well (I have an i386
> test case, for example), but it bites MIPS specifically, because of a
> non-zero initial VMA set for our shared objects.
>  Here is a patch I use since July successfully.  We need to wait until
> 2.4.1 or so (or maybe even 2.5) is released for it to be applied as
> 2.4.0-test* are currently code-frozen.  Maybe we could apply it to our CVS
> for now?  Ralf, what do you think? 

There is second interpretation of this problem - the address passed to
mmap is bogus, so this computation needs to be fixed.


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