FW: mkgroup (366): [2123] The API return buffer is too small.

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Fri Aug 31 00:16:00 GMT 2007

On Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 05:44:39PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>On 30 August 2007 01:35, Brian Egge wrote:
>> When running mkgroup after installing cygwin I receive the following
>> error:
>> $ mkgroup  -l -d > /etc/group
>> mkgroup (366): [2123] The API return buffer is too small.
>> I suspect this is due to the large number of groups our organization
>> has.
>  Very strange.  All the other netenum* calls use MAX_PREFERRED_LENGTH.  Can't
>see why this one would be omitted, but the fix is basically obvious.
>  Tested by turning down the size to 128 so I could reproduce the error on my
>system here, then using MAX_PREFERRED_LENGTH and watching it no longer fail.
>	* mkgroup.c (enum_groups):  Use MAX_PREFERRED_LENGTH in netgroupenum
>	call so that it will automatically size returned buffer sufficiently.

Looks good to me.  Please check it in, Dave.

Thanks for the patch.


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