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Seg-fault in format(text)

From: Dean Rasheed <dean(dot)a(dot)rasheed(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Seg-fault in format(text)
Date: 2011-05-23 14:02:51
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Testing 9.1beta:

select format('Hello %s, %2147483648$s', 'World');
server closed the connection unexpectedly
	This probably means the server terminated abnormally
	before or while processing the request.
The connection to the server was lost. Attempting reset: Failed.

The problem is that the test for overflow of the arg position doesn't
catch all cases. The simplest solution is to just tweak the comparison
at varlena.c:3840 (patch attached) although maybe there are neater


Attachment: format.patch
Description: text/x-patch (617 bytes)


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