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Re: memset bugs.



Hi All,
Iam new to this fedora world.. a small question on the below discussion:

It is mentioned that having, zero in the third argument is legitimate use cases. Can somebody direct me to such a use case, as i feel, giving memset a zero, is asking it, not to do anything [ might have side effects, not sure from my end, though ].


Regards
Roopesh M.

On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 2:24 PM, Caolán McNamara <caolanm redhat com> wrote:
On Wed, 2009-11-25 at 23:39 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> John Reiser <jreiser bitwagon com> writes:
> > On 11/25/2009 02:03 PM, Dave Jones wrote:
> >> A zero sized memset is always a bug.
>
> > No, memset(,,0) is not always a bug.
>
> I think it's reasonably safe to assume that a *literal constant* zero in
> the third argument is a bug.  Whether the header macros can distinguish
> that from compile-time-constant expressions is an interesting question,
> but if they can, +1 for throwing an error.

I logged some time ago a trivial patch of
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=532492 which is apparently
in rawhide now to generally avoid a warning on memset(foo, 0, 0)

C.


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