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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/6] config: drop git_config_get_string_const()
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 13:21:32 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqq364pvv03.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200814161921.GD595698@coredump.intra.peff.net> (Jeff King's message of "Fri, 14 Aug 2020 12:19:21 -0400")

Jeff King <peff@peff.net> writes:

> As evidenced by the leak fixes in the previous commit, the "const" in
> git_config_get_string_const() clearly misleads people into thinking that
> it does not allocate a copy of the string. We can fix this by renaming
> it, but it's easier still to just drop it.

This turns out to be a bit more painful than I imagined.

Do we want to do the same with repo_config_get_string_const(), by
the way?  Which would open the wound even wider, but may be worth
doing for consistency.


  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-14 20:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-14 16:13 [PATCH 0/6] more small leak fixes Jeff King
2020-08-14 16:14 ` [PATCH 1/6] submodule--helper: use strbuf_release() to free strbufs Jeff King
2020-08-14 16:14 ` [PATCH 2/6] checkout: fix leak of non-existent branch names Jeff King
2020-08-14 16:17 ` [PATCH 3/6] config: fix leaks from git_config_get_string_const() Jeff King
2020-08-14 16:19 ` [PATCH 4/6] config: drop git_config_get_string_const() Jeff King
2020-08-14 20:21   ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2020-08-15  6:34     ` Jeff King
2020-08-17 17:36       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-14 16:19 ` [PATCH 5/6] config: fix leak in git_config_get_expiry_in_days() Jeff King
2020-08-14 16:20 ` [PATCH 6/6] submodule--helper: fix leak of core.worktree value Jeff King
2020-08-14 16:25 ` [PATCH 0/6] more small leak fixes Jeff King
2020-08-14 16:27   ` Jeff King
2020-08-17 21:32 ` [PATCH v2 0/7] " Jeff King
2020-08-17 21:33   ` [PATCH v2 1/7] clear_pattern_list(): clear embedded hashmaps Jeff King
2020-08-17 21:33   ` [PATCH v2 2/7] submodule--helper: use strbuf_release() to free strbufs Jeff King
2020-08-17 21:33   ` [PATCH v2 3/7] checkout: fix leak of non-existent branch names Jeff King
2020-08-17 21:33   ` [PATCH v2 4/7] config: fix leaks from git_config_get_string_const() Jeff King
2020-08-17 21:33   ` [PATCH v2 5/7] config: drop git_config_get_string_const() Jeff King
2020-08-17 21:33   ` [PATCH v2 6/7] config: fix leak in git_config_get_expiry_in_days() Jeff King
2020-08-17 21:33   ` [PATCH v2 7/7] submodule--helper: fix leak of core.worktree value Jeff King

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