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Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:04:14 +0200
From: "Arvid E. Picciani" <>
To: <>
Subject: getpwent.c:  isn't line supposed to be set NULL?

the getpw* functions call getline in a dubious way
for example:

struct passwd *__getpwent_a(FILE *f, struct passwd *pw, char **line, 
size_t *size)
		if ((l=getline(line, size, f)) < 0) {
			*line = 0;

is called from

struct passwd *fgetpwent(FILE *f)
	static char *line;
	return __getpwent_a(f, &pw, &line, &size);

where line is uninitialized.

first thing getdelim (forwarded from getline) does is:

if (!*s) *n=0;

so this looks wrong somewhere.
maybe i'm just missing an =0 in between.

Arvid E. Picciani

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