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From Yann Ylavic <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r1384924 - in /httpd/httpd/trunk: include/httpd.h server/request.c
Date Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:03:43 GMT
On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 9:47 AM, Christophe JAILLET
<> wrote:
> The first part of the comment, against 'ap_os_escape_path', is, IMO, wrong.
> We are not guaranteed that, if partial is *not* set, that there will be one
> byte of additional space after the NUL.
> If partial *is* set, then we skip the :
>     *d++ = '.';
>     *d++ = '/';
> and extra bytes will be available after the NUL.
> But if it is *not* set, I think that there may be (unlikely) cases where not
> space is available at the end.
> So, either the comment should be updated or 1 extra byte should be
> allocated, to be safe. In this later case, the comment should also be
> updated to state that in *all* cases, one extra byte is available.
> +1 for allocating an extra byte.

+1 for extra byte too, appending '/' without (re)allocating is quite useful.

> Moreover, 'ap_os_escape_path' could be tweaked as in r1485723.

-0, it's a compromise between speed and space, filenames (paths) are
often shorter than logs (and maybe less subject to escaping), I'm not
sure it's worth the second loop in this case.


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