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Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2020 11:37:29 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: out-of-bounds reads in strstr

On Wed, Dec 09, 2020 at 09:54:51AM +0300, Alexander Monakov wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Dec 2020, Rich Felker wrote:
> > > That being said. I'm still confused by the comment in strstr. `l | 63`
> > > is closer to `MAX(l,63)` than `MIN(l,63)`.
> > 
> > Yes, the comment is wrong. The point is just to scan at least l bytes
> > forward for the end of the haystack (since we'll need that many
> > immediately) and at least some decent minimum to avoid doing it over
> > and over if the needle is short. But there's no need for it to be
> > precise.
> It's not the first time this comes up. I suspect you'd save more time
> correcting the misleading comment instead of responding to each inquiry
> individually.

Thanks for poking me again about this. Will do.


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