Bug #7704 GetBytes is working no more
Submitted: 6 Jan 2005 13:43 Modified: 12 Jan 2005 18:35
Reporter: [ name withheld ] Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:Connector / NET Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:1.0.3-gamma OS:Windows (Windows XP)
Assigned to: Reggie Burnett CPU Architecture:Any

[6 Jan 2005 13:43] [ name withheld ]
I have just tried to play with the latest connector, my previous version was 1.0.0-beta. I had a code to read a large blob from a table, using the GetBytes method. When I have changed to the newest MySQL.Data.dll I got an exception everytime I try to run the code.

How to repeat:
Here is my code for reading the blob:

    public string SaveTemplate(IDbConnection cnn, string type, string table, string targetDir) {
      string tmp = String.Empty;
      using (IDbCommand cmd = cnn.CreateCommand()) {
        cmd.CommandText = "SELECT zawartosc FROM " + table + " WHERE typ='" + type + "'";
        using (IDataReader r = cmd.ExecuteReader(CommandBehavior.SequentialAccess)) {
          if (r.Read() == true) {
            tmp = targetDir + type;
            using (BinaryWriter bw = new BinaryWriter(new FileStream(tmp, FileMode.Create, FileAccess.Write))) {
              int bufferSize = 8192;
              byte[] outbyte = new byte[bufferSize];
              int retval;
              long startIndex = 0;
              do {
                try {
                  retval = (int)r.GetBytes(0, startIndex, outbyte, 0, bufferSize);
                } catch (Exception ex) {
                  Log(Parent, "Błąd przy zapisywaniu szablonu", ex);
                  return tmp;
                bw.Write(outbyte, 0, retval);
                startIndex += bufferSize;
              } while (retval == bufferSize);
      return tmp;

Only the first bufferSize bytes are read, even when the blob I try to read is larger (around 100kB). The exception message and stack trace is here (the message says length must be non-negative value):

Wymagana jest liczba nieujemna.
Nazwa parametru: length
Void Copy(System.Array, Int32, System.Array, Int32, Int32)
   at System.Array.Copy(Array sourceArray, Int32 sourceIndex, Array destinationArray, Int32 destinationIndex, Int32 length)
   at MySql.Data.MySqlClient.CompressedStream.Read(Byte[] buffer, Int32 offset, Int32 count) in h:
etMySqlClientCompressedStream.cs:line 114
   at MySql.Data.MySqlClient.PacketReader.Read(Byte[]& buffer, Int64 pos, Int64 len) in h:
etMySqlClientPacketReader.cs:line 223
   at MySql.Data.Types.MySqlBinary.ReadValue(PacketReader reader, Int64 length) in h:
etMySqlClientTypesMySqlBinary.cs:line 154
   at MySql.Data.MySqlClient.NativeDriver.ReadFieldValue(Int32 index, MySqlField field, MySqlValue valObject) in h:
ativedriver.cs:line 484
   at MySql.Data.MySqlClient.CommandResult.get_Item(Int32 index) in h:
etMySqlClientCommandResult.cs:line 77
   at MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlDataReader.GetFieldValue(Int32 index) in h:
etMySqlClientdatareader.cs:line 703
   at MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlDataReader.GetBytes(Int32 i, Int64 dataIndex, Byte[] buffer, Int32 bufferIndex, Int32 length) in h:
etMySqlClientdatareader.cs:line 217
   at ... my own code here, the line with GetBytes

Suggested fix:
I have not tried to found the error, but I guess it will not be hard as in previous versions of the connector it was ok.
[11 Jan 2005 18:48] Jorge del Conde
Thanks for the bug report.
[12 Jan 2005 18:35] Reggie Burnett
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has been committed to our
source repository of that product and will be incorporated into the
next release.

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