Non-portable code in client plugin (fails on ARM)

Bug #700982 reported by Kristian Nielsen on 2011-01-10
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Sergei Golubchik
MySQL Server
Percona Server moved to
Fix Released
Fix Released
mysql-5.5 (Ubuntu)
Clint Byrum

Bug Description

The sql-common/client_plugin.c has this code:

static struct st_mysql_client_plugin *
add_plugin(MYSQL *mysql, struct st_mysql_client_plugin *plugin, void *dlhandle,
           int argc, va_list args)
{ ... }

int mysql_client_plugin_init()
    add_plugin(&mysql, *builtin, 0, 0, 0);

struct st_mysql_client_plugin *
mysql_client_register_plugin(MYSQL *mysql,
                             struct st_mysql_client_plugin *plugin)
    plugin= add_plugin(mysql, plugin, 0, 0, 0);

This passes 0 for the va_list argument. This is not correct C, there is no
guarantee that va_list is a pointer (or other type compatible with integer).
I got a report that GCC 4.5 fails on this on ARM.

An easy solution is to just declare and pass a dummy va_list instead; as argc
is zero it won't be used anyway.

[There is no code example in the source tree that actually uses the va_list arg
in the init function. The only client plugin I could find is, in
plugin/auth/dialog.c, and doesn't use the va_list argument:

static int init_dialog()


This BTW seems to be putting an int (*)() for init_dialog, where it should be
int (*)(char *, size_t, int, va_list). This also isn't correct C, and while
perhaps unlikely to fail in practice, there is no reason not to use the
correct type for the function.]

Changed in maria:
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → 5.2
status: New → Confirmed
description: updated
Changed in maria:
assignee: nobody → Sergei (sergii)
Esmil (esmil) wrote :

Here is the full error message:

/home/esmil/mysql-5.5.8/sql-common/client_plugin.c: In function ‘mysql_client_plugin_init’:
/home/esmil/mysql-5.5.8/sql-common/client_plugin.c:252:5: error: incompatible type for argument 5 of ‘add_plugin’
/home/esmil/mysql-5.5.8/sql-common/client_plugin.c:126:1: note: expected ‘va_list’ but argument is of type ‘int’
/home/esmil/mysql-5.5.8/sql-common/client_plugin.c: In function ‘mysql_client_register_plugin’:
/home/esmil/mysql-5.5.8/sql-common/client_plugin.c:310:5: error: incompatible type for argument 5 of ‘add_plugin’
/home/esmil/mysql-5.5.8/sql-common/client_plugin.c:126:1: note: expected ‘va_list’ but argument is of type ‘int’
make[2]: *** [libmysqld/CMakeFiles/sql_embedded.dir/__/sql-common/client_plugin.c.o] Error 1

Changed in maria:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in maria:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in mysql-5.5 (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar)
Changed in mysql-5.5 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package mysql-5.5 - 5.5.17-4ubuntu2

mysql-5.5 (5.5.17-4ubuntu2) precise; urgency=low

  * d/patches/70_mysql_va_list.patch: cherry pick patch from
    upstream bug tracker to fix ARM build failure. (LP: #700982)
 -- Clint Byrum <email address hidden> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 11:00:14 -0800

Changed in mysql-5.5 (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
tags: added: upstream

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