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Old 23rd April 2012
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Originally Posted by jsmith6134 View Post
"len + want < len" should always be false unless "want" can be negative. If "want" could be negative and that is what the author was trying to detect, then the code should be written:

+ if (want < 0 || !BUF_MEM_grow_clean(b,len+want))

I realize the patch does not show the full source for the file. Am I missing something?
Fuller context can be gained by looking at the entire file:

Having spent only a few minutes looking through the file, it appears that there are overflow conditions the author wants to track as part of error handling. As for whether the expression len + want < len can be simplified, you should contact the author. Alternatively, you could install -current, modify the code, test, & then post the diff on tech@ for comments.
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