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From: Rich Felker <>
To: "Érico Nogueira" <>
Cc:, Alyssa Ross <>
Subject: Re: [musl] [PATCH musl 3/3] mntent: fix parsing lines with optional fields
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 12:59:18 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Fri, Aug 27, 2021 at 12:49:28PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 27, 2021 at 12:27:36PM -0300, Érico Nogueira wrote:
> > Try avoiding unrelated changes in the commit, since they can introduce
> > subtle bugs. In this case, making n size_t[] instead of int[] will lead
> > to pointer type mismatches in the sscanf call, given that %n expects an
> > int*.
> > 
> > I don't know if *scanf guarantees it won't read enough to go past
> For *scanf in general there is no such guarantee; not even size_t is
> safe for fscanf. However, here you have sscanf and the number is
> bounded by strlen(linebuf).
> > INT_MAX, though, so making a change to size_t[] and using %ln might make
> > sense. Deferring to someone else to answer that.
> The conversion specifier for size_t is %zu not %ln. Since in theory
> strlen(linebuf) could be more than INT_MAX, I think this change should
> be made, but it should be a separate bugfix.

Sorry, that should be '%zn'. '%zu' of course is for reading an integer
of type size_t not counting the bytes processed.

      reply	other threads:[~2021-08-27 16:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-21  8:54 [musl] [PATCH 0/3] " Alyssa Ross
2021-08-21  8:54 ` [musl] [PATCH libc-test 1/3] functional: add mntent test Alyssa Ross
2021-08-21  8:54 ` [musl] [PATCH libc-test 2/3] functional: add mntent test for single-field line Alyssa Ross
2021-08-21  8:54 ` [musl] [PATCH musl 3/3] mntent: fix parsing lines with optional fields Alyssa Ross
2021-08-27 15:27   ` Érico Nogueira
2021-08-27 16:49     ` Rich Felker
2021-08-27 16:59       ` Rich Felker [this message]

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