[hackers] Re: [sbase][PATCH] fix tar short reads from pipes

From: willy <willy_AT_mailoo.org>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 18:35:54 +0100

Willy Gfn wrote:
> Hello,
> The attached patch makes tar read again from a pipe in case less bytes
> are read than expected.
> This prevent a bug where it fails to extract files correctly because
> not enough bytes are read from, eg, a pipe hooked to a decompression
> program.

Just realised there is a bug in my patch. We should only keep reading
if read() returns more than 0 bytes, otherwise the functions returns.

Updated patch attached.


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