[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] libavformat/avio.h API cleanup
Sun Mar 6 19:46:18 CET 2011
On Sun, Mar 06, 2011 at 05:31:55PM +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Nicolas George <nicolas.george at normalesup.org> writes:
> > Le sextidi 16 vent?se, an CCXIX, Stefano Sabatini a ?crit?:
> >> > URL_RDONLY
> >> > URL_WRONLY
> >> > URL_RDWR
> >> > URL_FLAG_NONBLOCK
> >> Maybe we should add FLAG to the other constants.
> > RDONLY / WRONLY / RDWR are not really flags: flags are usually supposed to
> > be booleans, they are there or not.
> > I think this is an historical misfeature of Unix to have these three modes
> > and not FLAG_READ and FLAG_WRITE, with READ_WRITE = FLAG_READ | FLAG_WRITE.
> > ffmpeg just imitated it.
> >>> url_exist
> >> This function is problematic:
> >> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.video.ffmpeg.devel/102825
> > Summary: the function opens to check for existence, this can be wrong (if
> > the permissions are insufficient) or problematic (on FIFOs) in some
> > situations.
> > Having a mode of open that requests neither read nor write would be a
> > solution to say that we want to just check for existence.
> Existence checks are almost always wrong as by the time you act on the
> information, it may already be stale, leaving the door open for race
> conditions which may have serious security implications.
Please send a patch that adds that to the doxy of the function.
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