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From: michael dot x dot peppler at jpmchase dot com
Subject: Re: DBD::Sybase on freetds on Linux crashes given empty string
Date: Mar 27 2009 6:55AM

Hmmm - I suspect that this is a freetds bug.

Here's what I get with OpenClient (under cygwin:)

$ perl
DBD::Sybase::db do failed: OpenClient message: LAYER = (1) ORIGIN = (1) 
SEVERITY = (1) NUMBER = (136)
Server SYBDEVOL, database
Message String: ct_command(LANG): user api layer: external error: A string 
of length 0 is not allowed for parameter buf.

So OpenClient checks this on input (which makes sense)...


Ed Avis  
Sent by:
03/26/2009 07:13 PM


DBD::Sybase on freetds on Linux crashes given empty string

I have DBD::Sybase 1.09 and freetds 0.82 on Fedora Linux 10.  I find that 
to execute an empty SQL string crashes, for example

    use DBI;
    use DBD::Sybase;
    my $dbh
      = DBI->connect("dbi:Sybase:MY_SERVER", 'username', 'password');

produces some output like

*** glibc detected *** perl: free(): invalid next size (fast): 0x08f472d8 
======= Backtrace: =========

Can anyone else reproduce this?  Is the bug likely to be in freetds or in

Ed Avis 

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