[Mono-dev] UnixUserInfo issues in OpenBSD
robert at openbsd.org
Sun Oct 17 18:44:13 EDT 2010
Ignore that diff i just sent, it's stupid, i did not read
the code correctly. Working on something that fixes the problem
On (2010-10-18 00:22), Robert Nagy wrote:
> You get errno 13 (EACCES) because you are not running it as root
> and getpwnam_r will try to give you struct passwd which inludes
> the encrypted password of the user so errno will be set to EACCES,
> but the other fields will be set.
> According to the comment in mph.h getpnam_r only returns ERANGE on
> linux and -1 on Mac OS, bt errno == ERANGE was wrong anyways.
> On OpenBSD we return 1 until everything is okay and then we return 0.
> The following diff fixes OpenBSD and Mac OS too.
> diff --git a/support/mph.h b/support/mph.h
> index 8a61999..08ce5ea 100644
> --- a/support/mph.h
> +++ b/support/mph.h
> @@ -198,8 +198,8 @@ recheck_range (int ret)
> if (ret == ERANGE)
> return 1;
> - if (ret == -1)
> - return errno == ERANGE;
> + if (ret != 0)
> + return errno = ERANGE;
> return 0;
> On (2010-10-13 12:56), Jonathan Pryor wrote:
> > On Wed, 2010-10-13 at 16:38 +0200, pablosantosluac at terra.es wrote:
> > > This is what I get:
> > >
> > > $ ./a.out tester
> > > # checking return value 1; errno=13
> > That's...horribly wrong.
> > First, what's errno=13? (i.e. what EVALUE is 13? I'm sure OpenBSD has
> > different values than Linux does.)
> > Regardless, OpenBSD doesn't appear to be conforming to the standard
> > here:
> > http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/functions/getpwnam_r.html
> > If successful, the getpwnam_r() function shall return zero;
> > otherwise, an error number shall be returned to indicate the
> > error.
> > The value '1' is likely not the correct errno for ERANGE (Under Linux,
> > EPERM has the value 1), and since the return value isn't -1
> > recheck_range() won't check errno against ERANGE either.
> > However, this does point out a bug in MonoPosixHelper: if getpwnam_r()
> > returns non-zero it should treat it as an error, which is clearly not
> > happening here (and is why we're printing garbage data to the screen).
> > This would only marginally help you, though, as it would result in no
> > users being found, ever.
> > The fundamental problem is that Mono_Posix_Syscall_getpwnam_r()'s logic
> > for checking for ERANGE (so it'll resize the buffer and try the call
> > again) is failing under OpenBSD, and from what I can see here the
> > problem is within OpenBSD, not MonoPosixHelper.
> > Patches welcome to properly support OpenBSD. :-)
> > - Jon
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