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From: Todd Zullinger <tmz@pobox.com>
To: "Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy" <pclouds@gmail.com>
Cc: avarab@gmail.com, bturner@atlassian.com, git@vger.kernel.org,
	gitster@pobox.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/3] diff-parseopt: correct variable types that are used by parseopt
Date: Wed, 29 May 2019 12:47:55 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20190529164755.GE3654@pobox.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190529091116.21898-2-pclouds@gmail.com>

Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy wrote:
> Most number-related OPT_ macros store the value in an 'int'
> variable. Many of the variables in 'struct diff_options' have a
> different type, but during the conversion to using parse_options() I
> failed to notice and correct.
> 
> The problem was reported on s360x which is a big-endian
> architechture. The variable to store '-w' option in this case is
> xdl_opts, 'long' type, 8 bytes. But since parse_options() assumes
> 'int' (4 bytes), it will store bits in the wrong part of xdl_opts. The
> problem was found on little-endian platforms because parse_options()
> will accidentally store at the right part of xdl_opts.
> 
> There aren't much to say about the type change (except that 'int' for
> xdl_opts should still be big enough, since Windows' long is the same
> size as 'int' and nobody has complained so far). Some safety checks may
> be implemented in the future to prevent class of bugs.
> 
> Reported-by: Todd Zullinger <tmz@pobox.com>
> Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <pclouds@gmail.com>
> ---
>  diff.h | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/diff.h b/diff.h
> index b20cbcc091..d5e44baa96 100644
> --- a/diff.h
> +++ b/diff.h
> @@ -169,7 +169,7 @@ struct diff_options {
>  	const char *prefix;
>  	int prefix_length;
>  	const char *stat_sep;
> -	long xdl_opts;
> +	int xdl_opts;
>  
>  	/* see Documentation/diff-options.txt */
>  	char **anchors;

FWIW, I ran this versions of the series through the fedora
buildsystem and noticed no issues on s390x or any other
architectures.

Thanks,

-- 
Todd

  parent reply	other threads:[~2019-05-29 16:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-24  9:24 [PATCH 0/3] fix diff-parseopt regressions Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2019-05-24  9:24 ` [PATCH 1/3] diff-parseopt: correct variable types that are used by parseopt Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2019-05-28 19:23   ` Junio C Hamano
2019-05-24  9:24 ` [PATCH 2/3] diff-parseopt: restore -U (no argument) behavior Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2019-05-24  9:24 ` [PATCH 3/3] parse-options: check empty value in OPT_INTEGER and OPT_ABBREV Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2019-05-24  9:36 ` [PATCH 4/3] parse-options: make compiler check value type mismatch Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2019-05-24 17:36 ` [PATCH 0/3] fix diff-parseopt regressions Todd Zullinger
2019-05-24 20:58   ` Todd Zullinger
2019-05-25 10:22   ` Duy Nguyen
2019-05-25 20:48     ` Todd Zullinger
2019-05-29  9:11 ` [PATCH v2 " Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2019-05-29  9:11   ` [PATCH v2 1/3] diff-parseopt: correct variable types that are used by parseopt Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2019-05-29 16:43     ` Eric Sunshine
2019-05-29 16:47     ` Todd Zullinger [this message]
2019-05-29 19:54       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-05-29  9:11   ` [PATCH v2 2/3] diff-parseopt: restore -U (no argument) behavior Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2019-05-29  9:11   ` [PATCH v2 3/3] parse-options: check empty value in OPT_INTEGER and OPT_ABBREV Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2019-05-29 18:03   ` [PATCH v2 0/3] fix diff-parseopt regressions Junio C Hamano

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