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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] PANIC: Top-of-file arch tag crosses 1k boundary

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] PANIC: Top-of-file arch tag crosses 1k boundary
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 14:01:40 +1000

On Tue, 2004-08-24 at 21:13 -0700, Tom Lord wrote:
>     > From: "Robert Anderson" <address@hidden>
>     > Shouldn't the algorithm look for the tag at the "bottom" location
>     > _first_?  And only if no tag is found, to search the top?
> Unfortunate backwards compatability issue there.   No, it needs to
> search the top first.   The recently added error check is a good thing
> -- it should even be mirrored to check truncation of tags at the
> bottom..... 

IIRC There's not need to check that - it starts at the beginning of the
first line in the buffer, which means a truncated tag at the bottom will
not match at all. And as the bottom is the tail of the file, it can't
truncate content there...

> but it appears to have been slightly botched in the
> current instance.

How so?


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