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Re: xlog location arithmetic

From: Fujii Masao <masao(dot)fujii(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Euler Taveira de Oliveira <euler(at)timbira(dot)com>
Cc: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Pgsql Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: xlog location arithmetic
Date: 2012-02-28 06:21:12
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On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 8:53 AM, Euler Taveira de Oliveira
<euler(at)timbira(dot)com> wrote:
> On 25-02-2012 09:23, Magnus Hagander wrote:
>> Do we even *need* the validate_xlog_location() function? If we just
>> remove those calls, won't we still catch all the incorrectly formatted
>> ones in the errors of the sscanf() calls? Or am I too deep into
>> weekend-mode and missing something obvious?
> sscanf() is too fragile for input sanity check. Try
> pg_xlog_location_diff('12/3', '-10/0'), for example. I won't object removing
> that function if you protect xlog location input from silly users.

After this patch will have been committed, it would be better to change
pg_xlogfile_name() and pg_xlogfile_name_offset() so that they use
the validate_xlog_location() function to validate the input.


Fujii Masao
NTT Open Source Software Center

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