Almost bug in COPY FROM processing of GB18030 encoded input

From: Heikki Linnakangas <hlinnaka(at)iki(dot)fi>
To: pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Almost bug in COPY FROM processing of GB18030 encoded input
Date: 2019-01-23 11:23:23
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I happened to notice that when CopyReadLineText() calls mblen(), it
passes only the first byte of the multi-byte characters. However,
pg_gb18030_mblen() looks at the first and the second byte.
CopyReadLineText() always passes \0 as the second byte, so
pg_gb18030_mblen() will incorrectly report the length of 4-byte encoded
characters as 2.

It works out fine, though, because the second half of the 4-byte encoded
character always looks like another 2-byte encoded character, in
GB18030. CopyReadLineText() is looking for delimiter and escape
characters and newlines, and only single-byte characters are supported
for those, so treating a 4-byte character as two 2-byte characters is

Attached is a patch to explain that in the comments. Grepping for
mblen(), I didn't find any other callers that used mblen() like that.

- Heikki

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0001-Fix-comments-to-that-claimed-that-mblen-only-looks-a.patch text/x-patch 4.0 KB


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