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Re: [libvirt] [libvirt-sandbox][PATCH] Avoid segfault if broadcast address is NULL

On 03/14/2013 07:16 PM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 07:00:43PM +0800, Alex Jia wrote:
It seems the broadcast address parameter is not optional now, if users haven't
specified the broadcast address to the network interface then a segfault will
be raised.

This patch is just a temporary solution to avoid segfault, and with the patch,
users will get a expected error "Unable to parse networks: Unable to parse
broadcast address (null)", of course, a better patch should automatically
generate a broadcast address according to actual ip address. But AFAIK,
the IPv6 hasn't defined broadcast address, so it needs to do address protocol
judgement firstly, I will try to implement it later.
I think that if you don't explicitly set a broadcast address, then the
kernel will set one on the device based on its address/netmask. So I
think you can just allow a NULL bcast value everywhere in virt-sandbox


Daniel, got it and thanks for your nice comments, but I think a segmentation fault (core dumped) isn't very friendly for users after all, or should we apply a patch to allow NULL in g_inet_address_new_from_string()?


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