[freetds] Sybase 4.2 crash
Lowden, James K
LowdenJK at bernstein.com
Thu Jun 17 11:35:54 EDT 2004
> From: ZIGLIO, Frediano, VF-IT
> Sent: June 17, 2004 10:33 AM
> >From my point of view if server crash it's a server bug :)
Perhaps, if the TDS protocol were open and Sybase invited all comers. But Sybase doesn't support other libraries. If Sybase's own drivers don't triggger the crash, then it's a failure of FreeTDS to be compatible. You can define it as a server bug, and I might agree. It still has to be avoided if it can't be fixed.
> If we are able to reproduce the problem we can try to fix it.
> The problem it's that 4.2 is supported by both vendors.
Yes but only needed by Bronze Age servers.
> IMHO it would be
> better to emulate Microsoft drivers and try to detect better protocol
> version at startup caching results for forward references.
Quite so, and orthogonal. :-)
If no one's using 4.2, and we're not determined to fix it so it's safe, then it's just a trap for new installations.
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