Re: Bug in set/gethostname.

Michael Elizabeth Chastain (
Tue, 19 May 1998 01:45:14 -0500

Hi guys,

Last night I wrote ...
mec> Also, system_utsname is used in a bunch of other places. These places
mec> look like they actually read or write it:

And Linus wrote back ...
god> Not fixed. Anybody want to send me a patch for some of these (although
god> most are just backwards compatibility as far as I can tell: it might even
god> be time to remove some of it)?

I wrote most of the changes, but I haven't compiled it yet. I have a
raw diff here:


I'm stumped by some code in fs/lockd/clntproc.c that stores pointers
to sys_utsname.

It's very tedious putting in all those semaphore calls!

Michael Chastain
"love without fear"

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