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ID Category Severity Type Date Submitted Last Update
0001399 [Issue 8 drafts] System Interfaces Editorial Error 2020-09-17 06:04 2020-09-17 08:31
Reporter mkerrisk View Status public  
Assigned To
Priority normal Resolution Withdrawn  
Status Closed   Product Version Draft 1
Name Michael Kerrisk
User Reference
Section getgroups
Page Number 1024
Line Number 35217
Final Accepted Text
Summary 0001399: Typo in variable name (nogroups ==> ngroups)
Description In the EXAMPLES section of getgroups(), there is the following:

gid_t *group;
int nogroups;
long ngroups_max;
ngroups_max = sysconf(_SC_NGROUPS_MAX) + 1;
group = (gid_t *)malloc(ngroups_max *sizeof(gid_t));
ngroups = getgroups(ngroups_max, group);

A variable called "nogroups" is declared, but later the variable used in line 35221 is called "ngroups". To fix this (in away that employs variable names that are also consistent with line 35218), "nogroups" should be changed to "ngroups".

Note that the same issue is present in Issue 7, 2018 Edition.
Desired Action In line 35217, change "nogroups" to "ngroups".
Tags No tags attached.
Attached Files

- Relationships
related to 0001400Applied 1003.1(2016/18)/Issue7+TC2 Typo in variable name (nogroups ==> ngroups) 

-  Notes
Don Cragun (manager)
2020-09-17 06:28
edited on: 2020-09-17 06:29

0001399 and 0001400 identify the same problem in two versions of the standard.

I believe that one of these bugs should be accepted with tags tc3-2008 and issue8 and the other one should be closed as a duplicate.

geoffclare (manager)
2020-09-17 08:01

Re: Note: 0004994 Alternatively, Michael could ask to withdraw this bug, which we could then do straight away, and would save us having to process both bugs in a teleconference.

Just to be clear, the reason only one bug is needed here is not so much because it's the same problem but because the change needed to fix it is the same. In a case where the same problem would need different changes in TC3 and Issue 8, two bugs would be needed (unless the difference is simple enough to be covered in a "Note to the editor" in the editing instructions).
mkerrisk (reporter)
2020-09-17 08:09

Please withdraw this bug.

I was unsure of what the right process would be, since, although the fixes are the same, the line numbering is different. My apologies for creating the extra clutter.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-09-17 06:04 mkerrisk New Issue
2020-09-17 06:04 mkerrisk Name => Michael Kerrisk
2020-09-17 06:04 mkerrisk Organization =>
2020-09-17 06:04 mkerrisk Section => getgroups
2020-09-17 06:04 mkerrisk Page Number => 1024
2020-09-17 06:04 mkerrisk Line Number => 35217
2020-09-17 06:28 Don Cragun Note Added: 0004994
2020-09-17 06:29 Don Cragun Relationship added related to 0001400
2020-09-17 06:29 Don Cragun Note Edited: 0004994
2020-09-17 08:01 geoffclare Note Added: 0004995
2020-09-17 08:09 mkerrisk Note Added: 0004996
2020-09-17 08:31 geoffclare Status New => Closed
2020-09-17 08:31 geoffclare Resolution Open => Withdrawn

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