The most hilarious bug report, ever.

Robert Russell zoohoo.linux at
Fri Jan 30 23:15:43 PST 2009

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 3:46 PM, Agathoklis D. Hatzimanikas
<a.hatzim at> wrote:
> I can't say I am surprised.
> Although I am in Linux for little less than five years, I definitely
> knew the answer to "who is the number one [paper in mouth] a.*e, in Open
> source universe. I just couldn't imagine that (he) was _so_ a.*e.
> PS. Sorry, I (usually or never) don't criticize people, but *he* is a
> special case, so it worths advertising his achievements.
> Regards,
> Ag.
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He's lucky that I don't have control of code commits for glibc, I
would have completely reverted the affected code and given him a 2
week suspension minimum for this kind of stupidity.

Especially if the code actually converted ::1 into another entry for and not returned entries for both and ::1, which
from what is described in the bug report what the modified code
actually did/does.  His statement about programs being able to
correctly handle duplicate entries in h_addr_list[] is correct though,
just not the solution to the problem mentioned in the bug report.

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