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Date:   Thu, 28 May 2020 07:14:06 -0400
From:   Jamal Hadi Salim <>
To:     Stephen Hemminger <>,
        Andrea Claudi <>
Subject: Re: [iproute2 PATCH 0/2] Fix segfault in lib/bpf.c

On 2020-05-27 6:13 p.m., Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> On Tue, 26 May 2020 18:04:09 +0200
> Andrea Claudi <> wrote:
>> Jamal reported a segfault in bpf_make_custom_path() when custom pinning is
>> used. This is caused by commit c0325b06382cb ("bpf: replace snprintf with
>> asprintf when dealing with long buffers").
>> As the only goal of that commit is to get rid of a truncation warning when
>> compiling lib/bpf.c, revert it and fix the warning checking for snprintf
>> return value
>> Andrea Claudi (2):
>>    Revert "bpf: replace snprintf with asprintf when dealing with long
>>      buffers"
>>    bpf: Fixes a snprintf truncation warning
>>   lib/bpf.c | 155 +++++++++++++++---------------------------------------
>>   1 file changed, 41 insertions(+), 114 deletions(-)
> ok merged

FWIW, it may be useful to grep the tree and check for
s[n]printf() return code.
It seems like modern compilers are good enough at catching
overruns but maybe useful to enforce a coding style consistency
given that most people doit the LinuxWay (cutnpaste existing
code to fix a bug or add a feature).


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