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Re: [PATCHv1] [long] improvements to limit/ulimit API and doc

2020-11-27 00:22:05 +0900, Jun. T:
> > 2020/11/26 22:55, Stephane Chazelas <stephane@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 
> > But:
> > 
> > $ bash --posix -c 'ulimit 18446744073709551617;  ulimit'
> > 1
> I think this is a bug of bash.
> It seems bash checks the wrap around only for the calculation of
> bytes = 512*blocks, and does not check if the number of blocks
> is already wrapped around.

Yes, looks like it does:

if (limit * factor / factor != limit) error(out of range)

(where limit is converted from string without overflow check).

> > There's also the question of the actual value of RLIM_INFINITY,
> > RLIM_SAVED_MAX, RLIM_SAVED_CUR and whether we can assume
> > RLIM_INFINITY is the maximum possible value.
> I guess zsh need not care about these things.
> # I must say I don't know what it means if RLIM_SAVED_XXX is not
> # equal to RLIM_INFINITY.

I can't say I know anything about those RLIM_SAVED_XXX. I
came across them for the first time today.

> Zsh only need to check whether the new limit user wants to set is
> within the range of rlim_t.

Yes, but how do you determine that range? Should we not also
reject 18446744073709551615 as out-of-range on systems where
it's RLIM_INFINITY since it's not preventing file sizes to get
past 18446744073709551615 for instance.

$ bash --posix -c 'ulimit -t 18446744073709551615 && ulimit -t'

yash rejects it:

$ yash -c 'ulimit -t 18446744073709551614 && ulimit -t'
$ yash -c 'ulimit -t 18446744073709551615 && ulimit -t'
ulimit: Numerical result out of range
$ yash -c 'ulimit -t 18446744073709551616 && ulimit -t'
ulimit: `18446744073709551616' is not a valid integer

In any case, while I agree they are valid (though minor)
concerns, I won't address them in this round.  I can add a
"BUGS" entry though.


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