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Re: [PATCH] Fix delta integer overflows

Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Martin Koegler <martin.koegler@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> From: Martin Koegler <martin.koegler@xxxxxxxxx>
>> The current delta code produces incorrect pack objects for files > 4GB.
>> Signed-off-by: Martin Koegler <martin.koegler@xxxxxxxxx>
>> ---
>>  diff-delta.c | 23 ++++++++++++-----------
>>  1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
>> Just pass any file > 4 GB to the delta-compression [by increasing the delta limits].
>> As file size, a truncated 32bit value will be encoded, leading to broken pack files.
> The patch obviously makes the code better and self consistent in
> that "struct delta_index" has src_size as ulong, and this function
> takes trg_size as ulong, and it was plain wrong for the code to
> assume that "i", which is uint, can receive it safely.
> In the longer term we might want to move to size_t or even
> uintmax_t, as the ulong on a platform may not be long enough in
> order to express the largest file size the platform can have, but
> this patch (1) is good even without such a change, and (2) gives a
> good foundation to build on if we want such a change on top.
> Thanks.  Will queue.

Having said that, I am a bit curious how you came to this patch.
Was the issue found by code inspection, or did you actually have a
real life use case to raise the core.bigFileThreshold configuration
to a value above 4GB?