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August 11, 2009 02:46
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[perl #68398] some bugs in syswrite
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This is a bug report for perl from perlbug@plan9.de,
generated with the help of perlbug 1.36 running under perl 5.10.0.


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This:

   perl -e 'syswrite STDOUT, $blabla, 65536, 1'

Should not output anything (and probbaly die). Instead I get 65536 octets
output of what seems like memory contents.

   perl -e '$a=123;syswrite STDOUT, $a, 10, 3'
   -> Offset outside string at -e line 1.

I think the behaviour here is not useful. The offste is not outside the
string, it's at the very end. And with empty strings, there is an offset
0, but with a three-charatcer string, there is no offset 3, this is
inconsistent and not very useful (you have to take care of this and many
algorithms, and many people don't get it right).


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Flags:
    category=core
    severity=low
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Site configuration information for perl 5.10.0:

Configured by Marc Lehmann at Sat Feb 21 02:30:27 CET 2009.

Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 10 subversion 0) configuration:
  Platform:
    osname=linux, osvers=2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-amd64, archname=amd64-linux
    uname='linux cerebro 2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-amd64 #1 smp mon jul 21 10:36:02 utc 2008 x86_64 gnulinux '
    config_args='-Duselargefiles -Dxxxxuse64bitint -Uuse64bitall -Dusemymalloc=n -Dcc=gcc -Dccflags=-ggdb -gdwarf-2 -g3 -Dcppflags=-DPERL_ARENA_SIZE=16368 -D_GNU_SOURCE -I/opt/include -Doptimize=-O6 -msse2 -funroll-loops -fno-strict-aliasing -Dcccdlflags=-fPIC -Dldflags=-L/opt/perl/lib -L/opt/lib -Dlibs=-ldl -lm -lcrypt -Darchname=amd64-linux -Dprefix=/opt/perl -Dprivlib=/opt/perl/lib/perl5 -Darchlib=/opt/perl/lib/perl5 -Dvendorprefix=/opt/perl -Dvendorlib=/opt/perl/lib/perl5 -Dvendorarch=/opt/perl/lib/perl5 -Dsiteprefix=/opt/perl -Dsitelib=/opt/perl/lib/perl5 -Dsitearch=/opt/perl/lib/perl5 -Dsitebin=/opt/perl/bin -Dman1dir=/opt/perl/man/man1 -Dman3dir=/opt/perl/man/man3 -Dsiteman1dir=/opt/perl/man/man1 -Dsiteman3dir=/opt/perl/man/man3 -Dman1ext=1 -Dman3ext=3 -Dpager=/usr/bin/less -Uafs -Uusesfio -Uusenm -Uuseshrplib -Dd_dosuid -Dusethreads=undef -Duse5005threads=undef -Duseithreads=undef -Dusemultiplicity=undef -Demail=perl-binary@plan9.de -Dcf_email=perl-binary@plan9.de -D!
 cf_by=Marc Lehmann -Dlocincpth=/opt/perl/include /opt/include -Dmyhostname=localhost -Dmultiarch=undef -Dbin=/opt/perl/bin -Dxxxusedevel -DxxxDEBUGGING -Dxxxuse_debugging_perl -Dxxxuse_debugmalloc -des'
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    useithreads=undef, usemultiplicity=undef
    useperlio=define, d_sfio=undef, uselargefiles=define, usesocks=undef
    use64bitint=define, use64bitall=undef, uselongdouble=undef
    usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef
  Compiler:
    cc='gcc', ccflags ='-ggdb -gdwarf-2 -g3 -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -I/opt/include -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64',
    optimize='-O6 -msse2 -funroll-loops -fno-strict-aliasing',
    cppflags='-DPERL_ARENA_SIZE=16368 -D_GNU_SOURCE -I/opt/include -ggdb -gdwarf-2 -g3 -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -I/opt/include'
    ccversion='', gccversion='4.3.2', gccosandvers=''
    intsize=4, longsize=8, ptrsize=8, doublesize=8, byteorder=12345678
    d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=16
    ivtype='long', ivsize=8, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='off_t', lseeksize=8
    alignbytes=8, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='gcc', ldflags ='-L/opt/perl/lib -L/opt/lib -L/usr/local/lib'
    libpth=/usr/local/lib /lib /usr/lib /lib64 /usr/lib64
    libs=-ldl -lm -lcrypt
    perllibs=-ldl -lm -lcrypt
    libc=/lib/libc-2.7.so, so=so, useshrplib=false, libperl=libperl.a
    gnulibc_version='2.7'
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-Wl,-E'
    cccdlflags='-fPIC', lddlflags='-shared -O6 -msse2 -funroll-loops -fno-strict-aliasing -L/opt/perl/lib -L/opt/lib -L/usr/local/lib'

Locally applied patches:
    http://public.activestate.com/cgi-bin/perlbrowse/p/34209
    http://public.activestate.com/cgi-bin/perlbrowse/p/34507
    http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/perl/porters/232549
    embed.fnc:Perl_vcroak NULLOK

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@INC for perl 5.10.0:
    /root/src/sex
    /opt/perl/lib/perl5
    /opt/perl/lib/perl5
    /opt/perl/lib/perl5
    /opt/perl/lib/perl5
    /opt/perl/lib/perl5
    .

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Environment for perl 5.10.0:
    HOME=/root
    LANG (unset)
    LANGUAGE (unset)
    LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH (unset)
    LOGDIR (unset)
    PATH=/root/s2:/root/s:/opt/bin:/opt/sbin:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/X11/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/root/pserv:.
    PERL5LIB=/root/src/sex
    PERL5_CPANPLUS_CONFIG=/root/.cpanplus/config
    PERLDB_OPTS=ornaments=0
    PERL_ANYEVENT_DBI_TESTS=1
    PERL_ANYEVENT_EDNS0=1
    PERL_ANYEVENT_NET_TESTS=1
    PERL_ANYEVENT_PROTOCOLS=ipv4,ipv6
    PERL_ANYEVENT_STRICT=1
    PERL_BADLANG (unset)
    PERL_UNICODE=0
    SHELL=/bin/bash


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