Bug 498182 - procps string size issue
procps string size issue
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: procps (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Novotny
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 469495
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Reported: 2009-04-29 06:43 EDT by Daniel Novotny
Modified: 2009-05-03 02:46 EDT (History)
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Clone Of: 469495
Last Closed: 2009-04-29 06:59:21 EDT
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Description Daniel Novotny 2009-04-29 06:43:19 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #469495 +++

Description of problem:
proc/devname.c has an array that is 4 characters wide that is trying to hold strings that are 5 bytes wide, like "AM12". I will attach a patch fixing this. 

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Additional Info:
fedora has the same problem.

--- Additional comment from sgrubb@redhat.com on 2008-11-01 10:59:49 EDT ---

Created an attachment (id=322171)
patch fixing problems described herein

This patch widens the strings so they have the NUL terminator. Please apply to RHEL when the opportunity hits and to Fedora at first chance. Thanks!
Comment 1 Daniel Novotny 2009-04-29 06:59:21 EDT
fixed in procps-3.2.7-28.fc12
Comment 2 Albert Cahalan 2009-05-03 02:46:57 EDT
Not a bug.

This is one of the differences between C and C++. The strings are in fact exactly the size requested. Unlike a C++ compiler, a C compiler will respect the programmer's wishes.

The "strings" are of course lacking the typical NUL byte in some cases. This is correctly handled by the code.

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