memmem - locate a substring
void *memmem(const void *haystack, size_t haystacklen,
const void *needle, size_t needlelen);
The memmem() function finds the start of the first occurrence of the
substring needle of length needlelen in the memory area
haystack of length haystacklen.
The memmem() function returns a pointer to the beginning of the
substring, or NULL if the substring is not found.
This function is a GNU extension.
This function was broken in Linux libraries up to and including libc 5.0.9;
there the `needle' and `haystack' arguments were interchanged, and a pointer
to the end of the first occurrence of needle was returned. Since libc
5.0.9 is still widely used, this is a dangerous function to use.
Both old and new libc's have the bug that if needle is empty
haystack-1 (instead of haystack) is returned. And glibc (2.0.5)
makes it worse, and returns a pointer to the last byte of `haystack'.
Hopefully this will be fixed. For the time being, memmem() should not
be used with an empty `needle'.