[erlang-questions] R13B01: erts_cpu_info_update() "int mib[0];" + sysctl call trashes stack

Mikael Pettersson <>
Wed Jul 29 13:18:03 CEST 2009


Michael Turner writes:
 > And what's the process for getting involved in cleaning up these sorts
 > of messes?  If it's "not really a bug", can I still submit it in
 > patch format?
 > 
 > >Proper bug reporting procedure is to send an email to the erlang-bugs
 > >mailing list . . .
 > 
 > Thanks, will do.
 > 
 > Which brings up another software engineering / website / community issue:
 > I didn't know what to do here, because I had not only found a bug, but
 > wanted to submit a patch, and trapexit.org is misleading about this.
 > 
 > I went to the obvious place:
 > 
 >   http://forum.trapexit.org/viewforum.php?f=3  [*]
 > 
 > There, you'll see that
 > 
 >  (1) the most recent submitted patch is (implausibly) over a year ago;
 > 
 >  (2) the Site Admin's sticky posting says "For instruction [sic] how to
 > register, please visit http://www.erlang.org/mailman/listinfo" -- which
 > is a dead link.
 > 
 > At that point, I gave up, came here, and asked.  Sorry to be complaining
 > so much here.  I know it is an inappropriate list for these questions
 > and comments.  But I can't seem to get registered as a user.
 > 
 > -michael turner
 > 
 > [*] Not obvious from the URL?  Meta-meta-issue: why aren't trapexit.org
 > URLs more informative?
 > 
 > Meta-meta-meta-issue: how does one get involved in improving
 > www.trapexit.org?  I'd sure like to put the Search box up near
 > Navigation (search is, after all, navigation), or in the upper right
 > hand corner, the most obvious place to look.
 > 
 >   http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20010513.html
 > 
 > As it is, I have to hit my browser's right scroll bar twice to get to
 > the www.trapexit.org search box.

www.erlang.org is the primary Erlang site, not www.trapexit.org.


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