bugfindutils - Bugs: bug #9923, get_short returns incorrect values...


bug #9923: get_short returns incorrect values for -ve inputs on Solaris 8

Submitted by:  James Youngman <jay>
Submitted on:  Sun 08 Aug 2004 11:31:56 AM UTC  
Category:  locate Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  James Youngman <jay>
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  None Fixed Release:  4.2.0

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Sun 08 Aug 2004 11:46:47 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Could you please test the fixed code (in CVS) and let me know the outcome?   Thanks.

James Youngman <jay>
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Sun 08 Aug 2004 11:46:15 AM UTC, comment #1: 

This problem is fixed in the CVS code for findutils.
To resolve your problem, you could either wait for the
next official release of findutils, or check out a copy
of the code from the CVS repository for findutils.

James Youngman <jay>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sun 08 Aug 2004 11:31:56 AM UTC, original submission:  

Hi there


I'm contacting you as maintainer of the GNU findutils package.


I found a bug in findutils locate on Solaris 8. It was reading back negative 16-bit shorts as positive 32-bit ints. Here's the original code from findutils-4.1/locate/locate.c, starting at line 79:


/* Read in a 16-bit int, high byte first (network byte order).  */


static int
get_short (fp)
   FILE *fp;
register short x;


x = fgetc (fp);
return (x << 8) | (fgetc (fp) & 0xff);


get_short is called like this (count is an int):


   count += get_short (fp);


I compiled on Solaris 8 with gcc version 2.95.3 20010315. I found -141 was saved in locatedb as \377 \163 but the number added to count was
\000 \000 \377 \163 or 65395.


The solution was just to make get_short return a short instead of an int:


static short


John Lazenbatt
System Simulation Ltd

James Youngman <jay>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.


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Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
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    Fixed ReleaseNone => 4.2.0
2004-08-08 jay StatusNone => Fixed
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