Re: amiga-fdisk 0.4 and debian/potato boot floppies.
On Tue, 25 Jan 2000, Roman Hodek wrote:
> Yes, gets() is dangerous because it doesn't check the bounds of the
> input buffer. One should use fgets() instead, e.g.:
> +#ifdef DONT_USE_READLINE
> +char *readline (const char *prompt)
> + char buffer;
> + char *s;
> + int size;
> + printf ("%s",prompt);
> + fflush (stdout);
> + fgets (buffer, sizeof(buffer), stdin);
> + size = strlen (buffer);
> + s = malloc ((size+1)*sizeof(char));
> + s = strcpy (s, buffer);
> + fflush (stdin);
> + return s;
> This is sufficiently safe.
> > So i guess best would be to have two binary package from amiga
> > fdisk, one called amiga-fdisk is to be used by everyone, the other,
> > called amiga-fdisk-boot-floppies, or something such is to be used by
> > the boot floppies folk.
> Makes sense.
Isn't fdisk/amiga only used to get the partition data of the disks? In
this case, we could just make a very small version that does just this.
I like the above solution for readline. If there's no argument against it,
I will put it in and release a new version the next days.
I lost some old mails describing bugs in amiga-fdisk. If you have some
unfixed bugs left, you're welcome to tell me.
The reason computer chips are so small is computers don't eat much.