[Bug 5876] New: Format string bug in procps/ps.c for non-Linux builds

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Mon Jan 21 23:47:41 UTC 2013


           Summary: Format string bug in procps/ps.c for non-Linux builds
           Product: Busybox
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P5
         Component: Other
        AssignedTo: unassigned at busybox.net
        ReportedBy: matthias.andree at gmx.de
                CC: busybox-cvs at busybox.net
   Estimated Hours: 0.5

Compiling this on FreeBSD yields:

  CC      procps/ps.o
procps/ps.c: In function 'get_uptime':
procps/ps.c:86: warning: conversion lacks type at end of format
procps/ps.c:86: warning: too many arguments for format

and indeed the format string is "%l" (ell) - this was probably meant to be
"%li", "%ld", "%lx", or "%lo" - please fix.

This would affect versions 1.20.2 and 1.21.0, and I have not checked older

It does not matter much because FreeBSD does not have /proc/uptime, so the
function errors out before reaching the bug.  On FreeBSD you get the uptime
like this (see src/usr.bin/w/w.c):

 struct timespec tp;
 if (-1 != clock_gettime(CLOCK_MONOTONIC, &tp)) {
   /* process tp here */

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