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RE: Bug causing infinite loop in result.c

-----Original Message-----
From: Pierangelo Masarati [mailto:ando@sys-net.it]
Sent: Mon 3/12/2007 8:43 PM
To: Agger Carsten
Cc: openldap-bugs@openldap.org
Subject: Re: Bug causing infinite loop in result.c

>    The problem is this:  The check ( tv0.tv_sec <= 0 ) is always true, since tv_sec (on our
> system, at least) is an unsigned int.
> The problem is fixed by casting it to int:
>      if ( (int) tv0.tv_sec <= 0 ) { 
>           ...
>           break;
>       }
> however this might not be the most suitable way to fix it. 

On 32 bit Linux, it is defined as long.  In any case, ((unsigned) <= 0)
is not always true; it's only true when ( == 0), because an unsigned
cannot be negative.  The solution rather consists in testing if the
value of tv_sec would be negative after subtracting ( tmp_time -
start_time ).

Please file a bug, and state what's your system.


OK, thanks - there was an error in my mail, of course:

What I wanted to say is is that ( tv0.tv_sec <= 0 ) is *never* true - of course, 
it *might* be true, but if the first  subtraction to fulfil the condition makes it 
negative rather than zero, the condition is never reached, the "break" is never 
executed and we have an infinite loop.

Our system is OSE for AXE-GARP - but I'll file a bug on this.