[freetds] Found Segmentation fault causes

Lowden, James K LowdenJK at bernstein.com
Wed May 7 10:22:36 EDT 2003

> From: Frediano Ziglio [mailto:freddyz77 at tin.it]
> Sent: May 7, 2003 1:43 AM
> Il mer, 2003-05-07 alle 05:22, Aliet Santiesteban Sifontes ha scritto:
> > Hi all:
> > I'll find another cause, the segmentation it happens
> > too when there are characters like ¡Ü o ¦Õ.
> Yes, if you use UTF-8 these seem invalid input sequence, so conversion
> stop. Good spot! IMHO we should truncate buffer on reading 
> from wire and
> return error if to wire.

Per the TODO, I plan to emulate Sybase's messages and behavior.  For writing
to the database, stop on error.  For reading, replace with '?'.  Emit
messages 2402 and 2403, respectively.  

Why would truncating on read be better?  I think substitution + warning
gives the application more flexibility.  If someone is willing to code for
it, we could allow configurable substitutions (i.e., something other than
'?') and/or a callback function that could intervene. 


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