[PATCH] debuginfod/debuginfod-client.c: correct string format on 32bit arches with 64bit time_t

Alexander Kanavin alex.kanavin@gmail.com
Sat Nov 20 08:11:41 GMT 2021

On Sat, 20 Nov 2021 at 05:13, Érico Nogueira <ericonr@disroot.org> wrote:

> For what it's worth, most of the time64 support patches that I have seen
> use "%lld" and `long long` as the type for portable representation of
> time, instead of intmax_t, but each should work just as well as the
> other.

My original version did use %lld, but Khem tweaked it to use intmax_t.
Perhaps he can comment?

> Might be worth mentioning in the commit that musl 1.2.0 and above uses
> time64 on all platforms, and that glibc 2.34 has added support for
> time64 (which might be enabled by distro-wide CFLAGS), with possibly
> 2.35 or 2.36 making it enabled by default.

Yes, I can add that.

> This is the wrong fix, a temporary variable should be used. When time_t
> is still 32 bits, it means you can accidentally write out of bounds for
> times after 2038 on little endian plaforms; and on big endian platforms,
> it's always writing out of bounds (and *only out of bounds*, before
> 2038, so you can't even access the result of fscanf).
> Having now taken a second look at the code, I don't think this needs to
> be treated as time_t, anyway? cache_config is a `long`, and it's reading
> a max timeout value, which is unlikely to go beyond the hundreds of
> seconds... Given that the function returns an `int`, I'd even consider
> making `cache_config` an `int` directly.

I can fix this as well if Khem confirms.

Thanks for the review.


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