[Xcb] Get rid of PATH_MAX and MAXPATHLEN

Peter Harris pharris at opentext.com
Mon Apr 26 07:36:29 PDT 2010

On 2010-04-26 09:27, Arnaud Fontaine wrote:
> I  have attached  a  patch to  get  rid of  PATH_MAX  and MAXPATHLEN  in
> libxcb. According to POSIX, there  could be no such restrictions on path
> length (and GNU Hurd does not actually define them). If nobody complains
> on the  patch, I will commit it  soon to the Git  repository... Hope the
> patch is ok.

I like the theory. Reliance on PATH_MAX is a good way to get burnt. An
additional malloc/free at startup isn't going to hurt.

That said, there are a couple of things that could be better about the

1) You need to check the return value of realloc.

2) Why + 1024? Magic constants should be named, at least. Something like
"#define INITIAL_SOCKNAME_SLACK 1024" would be better.

3) I don't trust that while loop. A broken getpeername/getsockname could
send us off into an infinite loop. But I'm probably just being paranoid,
so feel free to ignore this one.

Peter Harris

PS: The Hurd isn't even trying to be POSIX if it doesn't define PATH_MAX
to 256 or more in limits.h
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