[Telepathy] [PATCH] Fix crashes in FileTransfer and StreamTubes related to SocketAddressIPv4

Simon McVittie simon.mcvittie at collabora.co.uk
Mon May 3 10:51:33 PDT 2010

On Sun, 02 May 2010 at 12:31:34 +0200, Dario Freddi wrote:
> so after some further debugging with George, we found out the problem that 
> made File transfers and stream tubes crash. It looks like dbus-glib is sending 
> u instead of q, due to the fact that it is not capable of sending q, hence the 
> struct as received by QtDBus is (su).

There are (meant to be) tests for file transfers in telepathy-qt4. If this is
because of a workaround in FT, could that workaround be applied elsewhere?
If not, why aren't the FT tests crashing in the same way?

> On a side note, I'd propose to change this in Telepathy spec itself, given 
> that as wjt confirmed, u is always used instead of q in some places, and it 
> might lead to similar situations.

This is <https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20776>. There's a branch
there, although it may need updating. However, I was under the impression that
it could be worked around in QtDBus/Telepathy-Qt4...

This would be an ABI break for telepathy-qt4, although possibly only in ABI
that has never worked.


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