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Re: 3.2 PATCH: Ada parallel bootstrap fixes

Geert Bosch <> writes:

> On Saturday, May 18, 2002, at 01:56 , Zack Weinberg wrote:
>> In this particular case, I think the best thing to do is copy the
>> mktemp() code out of GNU libc into the Ada runtime.  That code is

I think you mean "mkstemp()".

>> known to work, and we don't have to worry about the system library not
>> providing mktemp or its being buggy.
> Does this allow retrieval of the filename?

Yes, it does.  After all, you have to supply a name if you want to
create a file using the kernel interfaces.

> My reading of the Ada standard requires one to be able to retrieve
> the filename if there is a name through which the file can be
> accessed.

We can create the file with no-access permissions and unlink it just
after that, then it is never accessible by a name, but ...

> As Robert confirmed, there is also code out there depending on being
> able to retrieve the filename.

... Robert says we can't do that, so we 

> If you can come up with a patch that does fix the problem and allows
> the user to obtain the external filename, that would be great.

I'm going to submit a patch soon which moves max_path_len from
cstream.c to __gnat_max_path_len in adaint.c, so that we can remove
the buffer overflow in a clean way first.

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