[erlang-patches] Re: [erlang-questions] Bug in epmd_srv.c?

Björn Gustavsson <>
Tue Dec 22 09:16:42 CET 2009

2009/12/22 Klas Johansson <>:

> I've amended my previous patch to incorporate the fix for the
> what-if-extra-contains-null-characters issue.  Get it here:
>   git fetch git://github.com/klajo/otp.git epmd_port2resp_trunc_extra

Thanks! Included in 'pu'.

Is there any special reason to fix this bug? I mean, besides
fixing a bug, is there anything that will work better or something
that now will be possible to do that was not possible to do
before, or does it increase security?

If the answer to any of those questions is "yes", it would be
good to mention it in the commit message.

> I've also attached a new version of the erlang test case which
> tests the null issue as well.

It would be nice if you could turn that code into a test case.

> I'd be happy to hear what you think.

We will come back to you next year. Unless we uncover any
backward-compatibility issues or other problems, this fix
should make it into R13B04.

Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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