[erlang-bugs] R14B01: buffer overflow detected during compilation with -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 (x86_64)

Mikael Pettersson <>
Wed Jan 12 15:12:48 CET 2011

Mikael Pettersson writes:
 > If someone thinks there's a buffer overflow, they need to say _where_
 > it occurs and under what circumstances it occurs.
 > So far I've only seen "let's silence fortify" type stuff, which based
 > on the patch above I have no confidence at all in.

FWIW, I've just managed to reproduce the fortify error, by compiling
otp_src_R14B01 with gcc-4.5.2 on CentOS 5 / x86_64.

I did not get the fortify error with otp_src_R14B.

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