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/* xreadlink.c -- readlink wrapper to return the link name in malloc'd storage

   Copyright (C) 2001, 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

   This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
   it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
   the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
   any later version.

   This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
   but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
   GNU General Public License for more details.

   You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
   along with this program; see the file COPYING.
   If not, write to the Free Software Foundation,
   59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.  */

/* Written by Jim Meyering <jim@meyering.net>  */

# include <config.h>

#include <stdio.h>
#include <errno.h>
#ifndef errno
extern int errno;

#include <limits.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
# include <unistd.h>

#ifndef SIZE_MAX
# define SIZE_MAX ((size_t) -1)
#ifndef SSIZE_MAX
# define SSIZE_MAX ((ssize_t) (SIZE_MAX / 2))

#include "xalloc.h"
#include "xreadlink.h"

/* Call readlink to get the symbolic link value of FILENAME.
   Return a pointer to that NUL-terminated string in malloc'd storage.
   If readlink fails, return NULL (caller may use errno to diagnose).
   If malloc fails, or if the link value is longer than SSIZE_MAX :-),
   give a diagnostic and exit.  */

char *
xreadlink (char const *filename)
  /* The initial buffer size for the link value.  A power of 2
     detects arithmetic overflow earlier, but is not required.  */
  size_t buf_size = 128;

  while (1)
      char *buffer = xmalloc (buf_size);
      ssize_t link_length = readlink (filename, buffer, buf_size);

      if (link_length < 0)
        int saved_errno = errno;
        free (buffer);
        errno = saved_errno;
        return NULL;

      if ((size_t) link_length < buf_size)
        buffer[link_length] = 0;
        return buffer;

      free (buffer);
      buf_size *= 2;
      if (SSIZE_MAX < buf_size || (SIZE_MAX / 2 < SSIZE_MAX && buf_size == 0))
      xalloc_die ();

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