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Re: (ITS#7764) RFE: library lber method which returns the ber size even if the ber is overflown

nhosoi@gmail.com wrote:
> Full_Name: Noriko Hosoi
> Version: 2.4.35-4
> OS: Fedora 18
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> We use the OpenLdap library in our software.  LDAP clients could send too large
> ber and cause LBER_OVERFLOW (or LBER_DEFAULT) to the lber APIs.  We'd like to
> learn how large the ber size we should prepare from the error.  When we look
> into the BerElement ber using gdb, ber->ber_len stores the value. But the value
> is not returned to the caller when the API fails, e.g., by the overflow.  Could
> it be possible to have a way to retrieve the ber size under any condition?

That doesn't sound like OpenLDAP, we have no LBER_OVERFLOW error code. Nor do 
we have any particular size limits on a BerElement, other than fitting into a 

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