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Subject: Re: Long PV names in EPICS base
From: Ralph Lange via Core-talk <core-talk at aps.anl.gov>
To: EPICS Core Talk <core-talk at aps.anl.gov>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 12:39:05 +0100
On Fri, 14 Jan 2022 at 10:55, Zimoch Dirk (PSI) via Core-talk <core-talk at aps.anl.gov> wrote:

I mean : If not recompiled. E.g., not your program but some user's who brought the compiled program with them.

 

Programs assuming that PVNAME_STRINGSZ is always enough memory to store a record name unchecked may get buffer overruns.


Inside the IOC, most things should work [TM].

Channel Access clients need to remember they have to use "long string" type (arrays of byte) when such names are part of the data. (E.g., when setting link fields.)

Other external applications to check include:
Operator Interface
Alarm handling
Archive engines
Archive retrieval
Development environment
Configuration management / databases
Directory services (ChannelFinder etc.)

Cheers,
~Ralph


References:
Long PV names in EPICS base Simon Rose via Core-talk
AW: Long PV names in EPICS base Zimoch Dirk (PSI) via Core-talk
AW: Long PV names in EPICS base Zimoch Dirk (PSI) via Core-talk

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