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From Bob Rossi <bob_ro...@cox.net>
Subject Re: upgrading from 2006 snapshot to apr-1.3.x
Date Sat, 17 May 2008 11:10:35 GMT
On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 06:56:28AM -0400, Bob Rossi wrote:
> On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 01:08:59PM +1000, Bojan Smojver wrote:
> > On Fri, 2008-05-16 at 22:43 -0400, Bob Rossi wrote:
> > 
> > > I just upgraded to the 1.3 svn snapshot, to test out the new
> > > functionality that was recently added. After I ran my unit tests I
> > > noticed that the function apr_dbd_init() was not working properly for
> > > me. Then I realized it's because this code,
> > 
> > With 1.3.x and above, we build DBD modules as DSOs. Did they get built
> > properly?
> 
> Huh, I build with --disable-shared --enable-static. Perhaps it doesn't
> work in this configuration? I do see, 
> 
>   $ ls apr-util-1.3.x-2008-05-16-cvs/
>   bin  include  lib
> 
>   $ ls apr-util-1.3.x-2008-05-16-cvs/lib
>   apr-util-1  aprutil.exp  libaprutil-1.a  libaprutil-1.la  pkgconfig
> 
>   $ ls apr-util-1.3.x-2008-05-16-cvs/lib/apr-util-1/
>   apr_dbd_pgsql.a  apr_dbd_pgsql.la  apr_dbd_sqlite3.a
>   apr_dbd_sqlite3.la
> 
> I'm thinking perhaps this doesn't work with --disable-shared. If I set a
> breakpoing in 
>   APU_DECLARE(apr_status_t) apr_dbd_get_driver(apr_pool_t *pool,
>     const char *name, const apr_dbd_driver_t **driver)
> I can see that it does this,
>   apr_snprintf(path, sizeof path, "%s/apr_dbd_%s.so", APU_DSO_LIBDIR, name);
> 
> There is a couple of disturbing things here, for starters, the "path"
> variable declared on the stack is hard coded to a certain size,
> 
>   char path[80];
> 
> my installation of apr-util is this long (in this circumstance)
>   echo $PWD|wc -c
>   120
> 
> I realy think that variable should be dynamic. ie. the length of 
>   APU_DSO_LIBDIR + 
>   1 for '/' + 
>   8 for "apr_dbd_" +
>   name +
>   3 for .so +
>   1 for NULL
> 
> since that is the longest possible name, that should cover the rest of
> the cases.
> 
> So, it seems like there is 2 bugs here perhaps? Doesn't work with
> --disable-shared and the path variable is to small on the stack.

Here's the patch that overflowed the path variable,
http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/apr/apr-util/trunk/dbd/apr_dbd.c?view=log#rev555117

Bob Rossi

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