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Re: bash-4.3 bug report

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: bash-4.3 bug report
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:26:30 +0200
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Eric Blake <address@hidden> writes:

> It silences static code checkers and avoids undefined C behavior.
> Also, if invokers[] is allocated such that it ends on the end of a page
> boundary (such as might be the case under certain malloc debuggers),
> then doing the bounds check first will avoid an out-of-bounds access
> causing a SEGFAULT.

invokers[] is guaranteed to end with a NULL element, so there cannot be
any out-of-bounds access, and the use is completely defined.  The NULL
check is the primary condition, with the index check only being


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