[sane-devel] sane_read() parameters
kygcpsample at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 06:14:02 UTC 2016
Thank you for such quick response, allan. Do you mean to say that the value
of maxlen is determined by the frontend? On xsane application, maxlen value
is 8192 when using acquire preview and then value of maxlen is 65536 when
using scan function. Our external backend currently reads images by row on
sane_read(). Issue occurs when using acquire preview on colored A3 original
because the number of bytes per row is more than the value of maxlen. If I
reallocate the argument buf to a much bigger size, xsane closes and I get
this error message below:
*** stack smashing detected ***: xsane terminated
Aborted (core dumped)
Since our external backend currently reads images by row on sane_read(), is
it better to just change our implementation on sane_read() ?
On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 9:39 AM, m. allan noah <kitno455 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Because different frontends have different requirements. Some try to
> save memory, some try to maximize speed by using large buffers, some
> try to fill a network packet exactly. You can (and should expect) to
> get any value of maxlen from 1 byte to perhaps a 1M, maybe more.
> On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 8:23 PM, ky gcp <kygcpsample at gmail.com> wrote:
> > why does the value of maxlen vary from various frontends?
> > On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 9:06 PM, m. allan noah <kitno455 at gmail.com>
> >> maxlen is provided by the caller of the function, to tell the backend
> >> how much memory the caller has allocated for image data.
> >> allan
> >> On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 3:09 AM, ky gcp <kygcpsample at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > hi,
> >> >
> >> > how is the argument maxlen determined in sane_read() function?
> >> >
> >> > SANE_Status sane_read (SANE_Handle h, SANE_Byte * buf, SANE_Int
> >> > SANE_Int * len);
> >> >
> >> > Thanks for your help.
> >> >
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