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Re: [libvirt] Re: [augeas-devel] PATCH: Add a augeas lens for libvirtd.conf



On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 09:20:18PM +0000, David Lutterkort wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 12:03 +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > Out of interest, do you ever hit the 16 bit limit in the size of
> > compiled regexps?  The "bytecode" used to represent compiled GNU
> > regexps has (or perhaps had) a 16 bit limit in the jump offsets, which
> > I hit a few years back.  Had to switch to using a flex-compiled
> > pattern matcher in the end.
> 
> No, I haven't run into that. Was that with the 'old' GNU regex
> implementation (before ~ 2002) or with the current one ?

Yes, looking at glibc it seems the 2^16 limit has been removed.  There
is still an error for it:

  regex.h:  REG_ESIZE, /* Compiled pattern bigger than 2^16 bytes. */

but nothing in the code appears to generate this error.

Rich.

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