[syslog-ng] [PATCH 1/7] [persist]: only check the buffer size if no encoding is specified

Balazs Scheidler bazsi at balabit.hu
Sat May 28 20:48:36 CEST 2011

On Sat, 2011-05-28 at 14:30 +0200, Gergely Nagy wrote:
> Balazs Scheidler <bazsi at balabit.hu> writes:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Can you please explain when this causes problems and what the problem
> > is? Does it perhaps need to be backported to earlier versions?
> As far as I remember, this caused problems when encoding() was
> specified for a source (a file source, in this case). In particular, a
> source file with UCS4 encoding triggered a crash.
> As I understand it, if encoding is in place, then the size of
> self->buffer does not matter all that much, since we'll be using a
> different buffer. However, due to encoding issues, the raw buffer size
> might easily be larger than what we have allocated for self->buffer -
> but that's no big deal in this case, because we'll allocate a large
> enough buffer in the else branch.
> (Note: this is my understanding of the code, this area is a bit hazy for
> me at the moment)

I don't see how this fixes the crash, but I'll see to it if I can
reproduce the original problem.


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