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Re: Assertion in svn_uri_is_canonical

From: Philip Martin <philip.martin_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 00:04:13 +0100

Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com> writes:

> On 22.08.2013 22:40, Branko Čibej wrote:
>> On 22.08.2013 18:11, kmradke_at_rockwellcollins.com wrote:
>>> Passing an invalid URL to svn co causes an abort and core dump. This
>>> fails with all protocols
>>> http, svn, file. It occurs with all versions I tested (1.7.5, 1.7.11,
>>> 1.7.12, 1.8.1, and the now defunct 1.8.2)
>>> It occurs with multiple subcommand (ls, info, etc.) It happens on
>>> both unix and windows platforms.
>>> The "abort" is especially bad on Windows since it will pop open a
>>> dialog window due to the abort.
>>> It is expected that the command line would return an appropriate user
>>> friendly error message
>>> instead of crashing when faced with invalid input.
>>> ./svn co file://./test <file://test>
>>> svn: subversion/libsvn_subr/dirent_uri.c:1315: svn_uri_basename:
>>> Assertion `svn_uri_is_canonical(uri, ((void *)0))' failed.
>>> Abort (core dumped)
>> Interesting ... the assertion itself is fine, however, the command-line
>> client should either reject invalid URL parameters, or canonicalize the
>> input. Apparently we missed one.
> Apparently all commands that accept an URL will abort in this way,
> except for "svn relocate". So it looks like some kind of "policy" but I
> think it's the wrong one.

svn_uri_canonicalize allows any characters in hostname, A-Z is converted
to a-z, other characters are simply copied:

          /* Found a hostname, convert to lowercase and copy to dst. */
          if (*src == '[')
            while (*src && (*src != '/') && (*src != ':'))
              *(dst++) = canonicalize_to_lower((*src++));

What is the canonical form of this?


Should we drop '.' to give:


or do we have to retain it as


and change svn_uri_is_canonical to allow a hostname '.'?

Philip Martin | Subversion Committer
WANdisco // *Non-Stop Data*
Received on 2013-08-23 01:04:47 CEST

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