[Developers] [CactusMaint] Cactus/2058: Util_snprintf() fails for format string "distance=%d threshold=%g %s"

Erik Schnetter schnetter at cct.lsu.edu
Thu Sep 28 11:01:33 CDT 2006

On Sep 28, 2006, at 07:59:38, Jonathan Thornburg wrote:

> Hi,
> Just to refresh everyone's memory, this bug (#2058) reports that  
> Cactus's
> Util_snprintf() writes incorrect (garbled) characters to the string
> buffer for the test format string "distance=%d threshold=%g %s" (with
> arguments 3, 0.0, and "order=2" respectively).  The bug report  
> includes
> a test thorn which demonstrates the problem.
> I suggested that rather than trying to patch Cactus's Util_snprintf(),
> we replace it with an existing one from some other license-compatible
> free software project.  At the moment Apache1's  src/ap/ap_snprintf.c
> looks like the best candidate -- it's a pretty standard BSD license,
> 	[unlike Apache2, which has a whole load of new
> 	legalese in their license terms]
> requiring only a credit in the Cactus documentation, and the code  
> itself
> looks decently self-contained.

glibc is also distributed under the LGPL.


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