[MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] Check if path is too long
komh78 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 5 02:39:40 CEST 2013
Reimar Döffinger wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 04, 2013 at 12:57:03PM +0900, KO Myung-Hun wrote:
>> This patch fixes the problem that MPlayer crashes if a path is too long.
> Why? I don't see anything in the code that you change that should
> cause crashes if the path is very long?
> Unless the open function itself crashes, but I'm not exactly convinced
> we should work around an OS issue like that, and if we do we should only
> do it for that specific OS (and probably closer to the issue, e.g. doing
> a strlen just before open()).
I agree with you, because it was my first approach. But I think, it is
just a symptomatic treatment. So it is more general and more fundamental
to prevent from generating a too long path itself.
In addition, fortunately, MPlayer always check the return value from
those function strictly.
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