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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] snprintf vs. sprintf
From: Matthias Jurenz (matthias.jurenz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-29 09:21:19

On Mi, 2008-10-29 at 08:43 -0400, Jeff Squyres wrote:

> On Oct 29, 2008, at 8:14 AM, Matthias Jurenz wrote:
> > The problem should be fixed in the trunk. VampirTrace also comes now
> > with an own
> > implementation of 'snprintf'. More precisely, the corresponding
> > sources are based on
> > 'opal/util/printf.<c|h>' and located in 'ompi/contrib/vt/vt/util/
> > util.c'.
> > Concerning this matter, I want to know, whether there is a copyright/
> > license problem.
> > Should our 'util.c' also contain your copyright headlines from
> > 'printf.c', for instance?
> IANAL, but I believe that that is correct. Check the terms listed in
> OMPI's LICENSE file. Note that we haven't done the final copyright
> update in the LICENSE file for v1.3 yet (it's on the to-do list...).
> Speaking of which, what copyright line(s) should we use for U.
> Dresden? I see these in ompi/contrib/vt/vt/COPYING:
> Copyright (c) 2005-2008, ZIH, TU Dresden, Federal Republic of Germany
> Copyright (c) 1998-2005, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Federal
> Republic of Germany
> Are these right?

Yes, you can use these lines.

> > BTW: We are rather sure, that we found a memory leak in the function
> > 'opal_vsnprintf()'.
> > It seems, that there is a 'free' missing at the and of this
> > function. Can you confirm?
> Yes, I believe that you are correct. Thanks!
> Do you guys want to add it to the file, or do you want me to?

I've fixed this in the trunk. Can you move this change to the 1.3-branch
or should
I go the CMRs way?

Matthias Jurenz,
Center for Information Services and 
High Performance Computing (ZIH), TU Dresden, 
Willersbau A106, Zellescher Weg 12, 01062 Dresden
phone +49-351-463-31945, fax +49-351-463-37773

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