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Re: [PATCH][BZ 19084] Make sure _nl_value_type_LC_<category> arrays have correct size.

Hi Mike,

10.04.2016 o 06:28 Mike Frysinger <> wrote:
> thanks, your explanation clears things up. your patch isn't related to
> bug 19084 though as we discussed. i'm fine with this patch then. how
> about this commit message though:
> When constructing the locale arrays, we use categories.def with macros.
> For stringarrays (like ABDAY_1), we end up only populating the first of
> the array and leave holes for the rest (i.e. we omit ABDAY_2, etc...).
> When there happen to be more items after it, things work out because we
> implicitly pad out the array to cover the omitted elements. However,
> if these elements are specified last, we don't pad things out, and the
> internal checks reject the compiled locale.
> For example, if ABDAY_1 came last, the array would look like:
> static const enum value_type _nl_value_type_LC_TIME[] = {
> ...
> [...ABDAY_1...] = stringarray,
> };
> Trying to index ABDAY_2 would now run off the end of the array.
> -mike

Yes, I agree with this.

A legal notice: I have not (yet!) signed any copyright assignment with
FSF but such a short update is not considered as legally significant [1]
so does not need any assignment. Also, if in doubt, here I state that
I will not complain if you (or any other person) commit, reject, change,
or do anything you find appropriate with this change.

By the way, do you think that after this patch you can stop skipping
the array size test for LC_TYPE? I wrote:

> A similar problem is in LC_CTYPE category, it ends with a subarray of
> _NL_CTYPE_EXTRA_MAP_1,..,_NL_CTYPE_EXTRA_MAP_14. Probably this is
> the reason why the size of this category is not checked in loadlocale.c.

Unless I'm wrong it may happen that a special case test for LC_CTYPE [3]
will no longer be necessary. I have no patch for this but the change would
be trivial, would you consider providing it yourself?

Best regards,



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