cvs commit: src/usr.bin/fmt fmt.c

Juli Mallett jmallett at
Wed Oct 17 04:41:44 PDT 2007

jmallett    2007-10-17 11:41:40 UTC

  FreeBSD src repository

  Modified files:
    usr.bin/fmt          fmt.c 
  Prevent strange crashes in fmt with absurd goal lengths introduced by the
  support for wide characters.
  If the sizeof (wchar_t) times max_length would yield a value beyond
  representation in a size_t, exit with a usage error up front, rather than
  strange errors down the line from trying to malloc (well, realloc) with a size
  of 0.
  This is perhaps not the optimal behaviour - a clamp may be more appropriate as
  we clamp the value of max_length now anyway, but this is at least better than
  segfaulting or worse.  On systems which are friendly to malloc with a value of 0
  the results could end up being strange corruption of the output.
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.23      +2 -0      src/usr.bin/fmt/fmt.c

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