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Re: Emacs pretest 24.0.96

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Emacs pretest 24.0.96
Date: Thu, 03 May 2012 15:54:57 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.96 (gnu/linux)

Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> writes:

> Speaking of changes to emacs-24, may I ask why the bugfix for
> bug#11374 has been committed to the release branch? It is not a
> regression, and though it fixes a real bug, that bug has never been
> reported in more than five years, not  even in bug#11374, which is
> just the result of a survey of strncpy calls in the sources, I think.
> The fix is relatively small, but not trivial enough that it couldn't
> hide another bug in what is a crucial part of emacsclient.c.

Hmm, it is a corner case.  I thought Jim's fix seemed pretty
self-contained and clear, and it's always good to avoid buffer
overflows.  But indeed it's not a regression.  So if you guys object to
it, I don't mind reverting the commit.

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