[Asterisk-Dev] SEGV in CVS version of Asterisk

Nicholas Hart nic at gttelegraph.net
Wed Dec 10 09:45:33 MST 2003

>> I would have to disagree with the advice that you guys are giving this
>> person.  If the module compiles in to Asterisk by default then it should
>> be coded to handle the null pointer gracefully.  Other non-developers
>> could experience the same crashing of Asterisk and have no idea what is
>> going on or how to diagnose it.  All they end up doing is either stop
>> using the product because it seems buggy or harass people over and over
>> again on the users mailing list.
> I agree with you 100%.  any entry point the user can potentially screw
> around with should be able to gracefully handle any kind of null pointer,
> buffer overflow attempt or other mangling of the input data.  This I would
> consider a _requirement_ not a nice feature to have.
> Regards,
> Andrew
Seconded.  This should also apply to drivers which crash Asterisk when
their is no conf file, e.g. chan_h323 last time I loaded w.out any conf
file (3 weeks ago).

Nicholas Hart

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