Subject: Re: mkstemp() core dump
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Lennart Augustsson <email@example.com>
Date: 09/02/1999 16:40:36
> As usual, the code in gettemp.c looks fine...
> /* Move to end of path and count trailing X's. */
> for (trv = path; *trv; ++trv) */
> if (*trv == 'X')
> xcnt = 0;
> /* Use at least one from xtra. Use 2 if more than 6 X's. */
> if (*(trv-1) == 'X')
Maybe I've not had enough coffee, but isn't code in gettemp.c
missing a lot of tests? The trv pointer should never point
before path, but it can. Imagine path being "", then trv
will point at the NUL byte, and *(trv-1) will access the byte
before the passed argument.
I don't know if this is the cause of your problem, but it
sure looks buggy to me.