[ECOS] [PATCH] enlarge allowable size of diagnostic strings

Jonathan Larmour jlarmour@redhat.com
Thu Jan 17 13:13:00 GMT 2002

jeroen dobbelaere wrote:
> Hi
> Andrew Lunn wrote:
> > Wouldn't it be better to put the if outside the loop? At the moment
> > its evaluated for every character. This will catch a string that is not
> > terminated within 256 characters. If you put it outside the loop there
> > is a small danger that a string does not have a termination before the
> > end of memory. In that case you will get an exception when you fall of
> > the edge of the world rather than a "Not a string" message. But you
> > get a speedup in the normal case.
> >
> >     Andrew
> >
> [..]
> I guess the 'diag_check_string' function exists to prevent a possible
> 'falling of the edge'...

I agree with Jeroen. The principle is to anticipate problems and prevent
them in advance.
> (although I would rather like to see this edge at 2048 bytes, than at 256)


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