Re: shouldn't a non-privileged malformed sprintf crashes the kernel

From: richard -rw- weinberger
Date: Sun Feb 17 2013 - 06:58:32 EST

On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 11:42 AM, Toralf Förster <toralf.foerster@xxxxxx> wrote:
> This is the 2nd time in a row that a stable kernel (3.7.8 currently) crashes in such a way
> that even the sys-rq key doesn't work any longer.
> Found nothing in the log. The screen shot is here [1]. First time this issue was reported in [2].
> The bug seems to be triggered by the BOINC client - I'm running the alpha version of it [3].
> I'm wondering whether the sprintf issue discussed in [4] is the trigger for the bug
> (I attached that message here b/c the BOINC devs doesn't allow just even read access
> to the mail archive w/o registering).

Why "non-privileged malformed sprintf"? This makes no sense to me.
Your kernel crashed both times while reading from /proc/interrupts.

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