[Yazlist] Re: Access Violation when returning CQL transformation error "too many characters in query"

Adam Dickmeiss adam at indexdata.dk
Wed Mar 21 10:26:30 CET 2007

Michael Freidgeim wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> I am using Zoom.Net, and it took a long time before I created Zoom-C application to reproduce the problem.
> Actually in C code I was not able to reproduce Access Violation error, but addinfo shows incorrect value anyway, which potentially can  causes memory corruption.
> The test code returns:
> CQL transformation error (10012) Too many characters in query (addinfo=H)
> instead of expected (addinfo=512)
> I've attached the sample code (if you want, it could be added to zoom tests folder, because I didn't find any sample code that calling ZOOM_query_cql2rpn).
> Let me know, if mailing list doesn't allow to read attachments, and I will include it in the body of e-mail.  

Your attachment went through fine, at least in my emailer.

The program exposed a bad reference. This is now fixed in YAZ.

Thanks for taking the time to make a bug report with a program showing 
the problem.

/ Adam

> Regards,
> Michael Freidgeim
> -----Original Message-----
> Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2007 13:48:37 +0000
> From: Mike Taylor <mike at indexdata.com>
> Subject: [Yazlist] Access Violation when returning CQL transformation
> 	error	Too many characters in query
> To: "Discussion on the YAZ Z39.50 toolkit"
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> Hi, Michael.  It's not immediately obvious from reading the code where the problem is.  Please send a minimal ZOOM-C application that demonstrates the problem, and I'll see what I can do.
> Michael Freidgeim writes:
>  > Hello,
>  >
>  > I am using function ZOOM_query_cql2rpn(ZOOM_query s, const char *str, ZOOM_connection conn); to pass CQL query  > When I am passing relatively short query it works fine.
>  > However when I passed long query:
>  > (proprty) and (bath.notes = proprty) and (TITLE = proprty) and (AUTHOR = proprty) and (SUBJECT = proprty) and (EDITOR = proprty) and (PUBLISHER = proprty)  > 
>  > It failed, and when I am retrieving error from connection(using    ZOOM_API(int)ZOOM_connection_error(ZOOM_connection c, const char **cp,const char **addinfo) )
>  > It returned cp: CQL transformation error (10012)  > addinfo: Too many characters in query (addinfo=è...¨¨¨)  >  > and after this  > An unhandled exception of type 'System.AccessViolationException'.Additional information: Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication that other memory is corrupt. 
>  >
>  > It seems that  (addinfo=è...¨¨¨) is not set up properly in ZOOM_query_cql2rpn, which causes the memory corruption.
>  > Note that yaz-client returns correct error message  > Can't convert CQL to PQF: Too many characters in query (addinfo=512)  >  > How can I avoid Access Violation and return meaningful error message ?
>  >
>  > Regards,
>  > Michael Freidgeim
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