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From: Martin Ågren <martin.agren@gmail.com>
To: git@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Lars Schneider <larsxschneider@gmail.com>, Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Subject: [PATCH] pkt-line: re-'static'-ify buffer in packet_write_fmt_1()
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2017 09:37:32 +0200
Message-ID: <20170827073732.546-1-martin.agren@gmail.com> (raw)

The static-ness was silently dropped in commit 70428d1a5 ("pkt-line: add
packet_write_fmt_gently()", 2016-10-16). As a result, for each call to
packet_write_fmt_1, we allocate and leak a buffer.

We could keep the strbuf non-static and instead make sure we always
release it before returning (but not before we die, so that we don't
touch errno). That would also prepare us for threaded use. But until
that needs to happen, let's just restore the static-ness so that we get
back to a situation where we (eventually) do not continuosly keep
allocating memory.

Signed-off-by: Martin Ågren <martin.agren@gmail.com>
---
I waffled between "fixing the memory leak" by releasing the buffer and
"fixing the static-ness" as in this patch. I can see arguments both ways
and don't have any strong opinion.

 pkt-line.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/pkt-line.c b/pkt-line.c
index 7db911957..f364944b9 100644
--- a/pkt-line.c
+++ b/pkt-line.c
@@ -136,9 +136,10 @@ static void format_packet(struct strbuf *out, const char *fmt, va_list args)
 static int packet_write_fmt_1(int fd, int gently,
 			      const char *fmt, va_list args)
 {
-	struct strbuf buf = STRBUF_INIT;
+	static struct strbuf buf = STRBUF_INIT;
 	ssize_t count;
 
+	strbuf_reset(&buf);
 	format_packet(&buf, fmt, args);
 	count = write_in_full(fd, buf.buf, buf.len);
 	if (count == buf.len)
-- 
2.14.1.151.g45c1275a3.dirty


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Thread overview: 43+ messages in thread (expand / mbox.gz / Atom feed / [top])
2017-08-27  7:37 Martin Ågren [this message]
2017-08-27 15:41 ` Jeff King
2017-08-27 18:25   ` Jeff King
2017-08-27 18:21 ` Lars Schneider
2017-08-27 19:09   ` Martin Ågren
2017-08-27 19:15     ` Jeff King
2017-08-27 20:04     ` Lars Schneider
2017-08-27 23:23       ` Jeff King
2017-08-28  4:11         ` Martin Ågren
2017-08-28 17:52           ` Stefan Beller
2017-08-28 17:58             ` Jeff King
2017-09-05 10:03               ` Junio C Hamano
2017-08-29 17:51           ` Lars Schneider
2017-08-29 18:53             ` Jeff King
2017-08-29 18:58               ` [PATCH] config: use a static lock_file struct Jeff King
2017-08-29 19:09                 ` Brandon Williams
2017-08-29 19:10                   ` Brandon Williams
2017-08-29 19:12                   ` Jeff King
2017-08-30  3:25                     ` Michael Haggerty
2017-08-30  4:31                       ` Jeff King
2017-08-30  4:55                         ` Michael Haggerty
2017-08-30  4:55                         ` Jeff King
2017-08-30  5:55                           ` Jeff King
2017-08-30  7:07                             ` Michael Haggerty
2017-09-02  8:44                               ` Jeff King
2017-09-02 13:50                                 ` Jeff King
2017-08-30  6:55                           ` Michael Haggerty
2017-08-30 19:53                             ` Jeff King
2017-08-30 19:57                               ` Brandon Williams
2017-08-30 20:11                                 ` Jeff King
2017-08-30 21:06                                   ` Brandon Williams
2017-08-31  4:09                                     ` Jeff King
2017-09-06  3:59                 ` Junio C Hamano
2017-09-06 12:41                   ` Jeff King
2017-08-29 19:22               ` [PATCH] pkt-line: re-'static'-ify buffer in packet_write_fmt_1() Martin Ågren
2017-08-29 21:48                 ` Jeff King
2017-08-30  5:31                   ` Jeff King
2017-09-05 10:03                     ` Junio C Hamano
2017-10-10  4:06                       ` [PATCH 0/2] Do not call cmd_*() as a subroutine Junio C Hamano
2017-10-10  4:06                         ` [PATCH 1/2] describe: do not use " Junio C Hamano
2017-10-10 13:43                           ` SZEDER Gábor
2017-10-11  6:00                             ` Junio C Hamano
2017-10-10  4:06                         ` [PATCH 2/2] merge-ours: " Junio C Hamano

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