link(2) and EFAULT

Dave Hayes dave at
Thu Jul 26 14:15:37 PDT 2007

Simon Schubert <Simon> writes:
> Like any other error: abort or do something else sensible.

I was wondering what, if anything, would be sensible when
receiving this error message. This seems like something a
userland application should rarely get.

Michael Galassi <nerd at> writes:
> copyin() is called by the system call code and returns
> efault after validating the address, before actually
> touching it.

Ah ha. So there's something getting corrupted somewhere. 
Useful to know. Thanks. 
Dave Hayes - Consultant - Altadena CA, USA - dave at 
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