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RE: bzip support in libsemanage and out of memory (userspace ticket 7)

From: Joshua Brindle <jbrindle_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Jan 26 2010 - 14:49:58 GMT
To: "Stephen Smalley" <>, "Guido Trentalancia" <>

On 2010-01-25 Stephen Smalley wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-01-25 at 20:30 +0100, Guido Trentalancia wrote:
>> Stephen,
>> I have tested the patch that you created for libsemanage and it now
> works fine even without disabling bzip with bzip-blocksize=0 in
> semanage.conf (as it should normally be).
>> Excellent !
>> Perhaps, the patch should be committed. I think this is the best
> solution, as it is independent on whether fmemopen_seek() in glibc has
> been fixed or not.
> That seems reasonable to me, particularly given that we already have
> support in libsepol for operating on memory regions and the patch is
> pretty trivial. Anyone see a reason to retain use of fmemopen()?

I don't see a reason to retain it, especially if it is buggy. -- This message was distributed to subscribers of the selinux mailing list. If you no longer wish to subscribe, send mail to with the words "unsubscribe selinux" without quotes as the message.