Re: [Linux-ia64] Re: memcpy failure

From: Matthew Wilcox <>
Date: 2002-11-14 23:23:28
On Thu, Nov 14, 2002 at 10:01:44AM +0100, Christian Cotte-Barrot wrote:
> But memcpy from memcpy.S is returning a pointer to dest area.
> That would lead to quasi non-portable code when the return from memcopy
> is correctly checked depending on which memcopy function is addressed.
> But BTW, is it meaningful to take into account a return code
> that is always the same and which value is known in advance ?
> Does memcpy suppose to failed in some cases ?

no, memcpy cannot fail (you get a SIGSEGV in userspace or an MCA in
kernel space).  checking the return value is meaningless.

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Received on Thu Nov 14 04:23:33 2002

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