packfile: free packed_git memory when closing object store
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Message ID 20190826024508.8444-1-mh@glandium.org
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  • packfile: free packed_git memory when closing object store
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Mike Hommey Aug. 26, 2019, 2:45 a.m. UTC
Signed-off-by: Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org>
---
 packfile.c | 11 +++++++----
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

Note, I'm not sure this is the right place to do it.

Comments

Junio C Hamano Aug. 26, 2019, 6:06 p.m. UTC | #1
Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org> writes:

> Signed-off-by: Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org>
> ---
>  packfile.c | 11 +++++++----
>  1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
> Note, I'm not sure this is the right place to do it.

I do not think this patch is complete, given that o->packed_git
still has a non-NULL pointer.  IIRC, close_pack() was written for
the explicit purpose of releasing resources while allowing us to
reopen with open_packed_git() on it, so with the current
arrangement, after releasing the resources held for this object
store and doing something else, you should be able to come back to
this object store and work in it again---this patch makes it harder
if not impossible to do so.

I _think_ the patch is OK if you assigned NULL to o->packed_git,
after making sure that the intention of all the callers of
close_object_store() is to declare that this object store will not
be accessed any longer during the lifetime of the process, and write
it down as the contract between the callers and this function in a
comment perhaps in packfile.h where the function is declared.

Thanks.

> diff --git a/packfile.c b/packfile.c
> index fc43a6c52c..b0cb84adda 100644
> --- a/packfile.c
> +++ b/packfile.c
> @@ -339,13 +339,16 @@ void close_pack(struct packed_git *p)
>  
>  void close_object_store(struct raw_object_store *o)
>  {
> -	struct packed_git *p;
> +	struct packed_git *p = o->packed_git;
>  
> -	for (p = o->packed_git; p; p = p->next)
> +	while (p) {
> +		struct packed_git *current = p;
>  		if (p->do_not_close)
>  			BUG("want to close pack marked 'do-not-close'");
> -		else
> -			close_pack(p);
> +		close_pack(p);
> +		p = p->next;
> +		free(current);
> +	}
>  
>  	if (o->multi_pack_index) {
>  		close_midx(o->multi_pack_index);
Mike Hommey Aug. 27, 2019, 12:25 a.m. UTC | #2
On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 11:06:29AM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org> writes:
> 
> > Signed-off-by: Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org>
> > ---
> >  packfile.c | 11 +++++++----
> >  1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> >
> > Note, I'm not sure this is the right place to do it.
> 
> I do not think this patch is complete, given that o->packed_git
> still has a non-NULL pointer.  IIRC, close_pack() was written for
> the explicit purpose of releasing resources while allowing us to
> reopen with open_packed_git() on it, so with the current
> arrangement, after releasing the resources held for this object
> store and doing something else, you should be able to come back to
> this object store and work in it again---this patch makes it harder
> if not impossible to do so.
> 
> I _think_ the patch is OK if you assigned NULL to o->packed_git,
> after making sure that the intention of all the callers of
> close_object_store() is to declare that this object store will not
> be accessed any longer during the lifetime of the process, and write
> it down as the contract between the callers and this function in a
> comment perhaps in packfile.h where the function is declared.

Maybe it would make more sense to do the complete cleanup in
raw_object_store_clear, then?

Relatedly, while looking around the other things that close_object_store
does, I saw that multi_pack_index is a sort of linked list... and
close_midx doesn't follow the links. Which raises the question whether
it should, or whether close_object_store should (considering it's
similar to packed_git in that regard, it would seem like
close_object_store should). It also raises the question what should be
free()ing multi_pack_index, because like packed_git, it's not free()d.

Mike

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diff --git a/packfile.c b/packfile.c
index fc43a6c52c..b0cb84adda 100644
--- a/packfile.c
+++ b/packfile.c
@@ -339,13 +339,16 @@  void close_pack(struct packed_git *p)
 
 void close_object_store(struct raw_object_store *o)
 {
-	struct packed_git *p;
+	struct packed_git *p = o->packed_git;
 
-	for (p = o->packed_git; p; p = p->next)
+	while (p) {
+		struct packed_git *current = p;
 		if (p->do_not_close)
 			BUG("want to close pack marked 'do-not-close'");
-		else
-			close_pack(p);
+		close_pack(p);
+		p = p->next;
+		free(current);
+	}
 
 	if (o->multi_pack_index) {
 		close_midx(o->multi_pack_index);