[15/15] name-rev: plug a memory leak in name_rev() in the deref case
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Message ID 20190919214712.7348-17-szeder.dev@gmail.com
State New
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  • name-rev: eliminate recursion
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SZEDER Gábor Sept. 19, 2019, 9:47 p.m. UTC
The name_rev() function's 'tip_name' parameter is a freshly
xstrdup()ed string, so when name_rev() invokes:

  tip_name = xstrfmt("%s^0", tip_name);

then the original 'tip_name' string is leaked.

Make sure that this string is free()d after it has been used as input
for that xstrfmt() call.

This only happens when name_rev() is invoked with a tag, i.e.
relatively infrequently in a usual repository, so any reduction in
memory usage is lost in the noise.

Signed-off-by: SZEDER Gábor <szeder.dev@gmail.com>
---
 builtin/name-rev.c | 10 +++++++---
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

Comments

Derrick Stolee Sept. 20, 2019, 3:35 p.m. UTC | #1
On 9/19/2019 5:47 PM, SZEDER Gábor wrote:
> The name_rev() function's 'tip_name' parameter is a freshly
> xstrdup()ed string, so when name_rev() invokes...
This patch 15/15 seems to be the same as your 14/15, and
we should use your _other_ 15/15, right?

Thanks,
-Stolee

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diff --git a/builtin/name-rev.c b/builtin/name-rev.c
index 3331075aa4..d65de04918 100644
--- a/builtin/name-rev.c
+++ b/builtin/name-rev.c
@@ -101,18 +101,22 @@  static struct rev_name *create_or_update_name(struct commit *commit,
 }
 
 static void name_rev(struct commit *start_commit,
-		const char *tip_name, timestamp_t taggerdate,
+		const char *start_tip_name, timestamp_t taggerdate,
 		int from_tag, int deref)
 {
 	struct commit_list *list = NULL;
+	const char *tip_name;
 	char *to_free = NULL;
 
 	parse_commit(start_commit);
 	if (start_commit->date < cutoff)
 		return;
 
-	if (deref)
-		tip_name = to_free = xstrfmt("%s^0", tip_name);
+	if (deref) {
+		tip_name = to_free = xstrfmt("%s^0", start_tip_name);
+		free((char*) start_tip_name);
+	} else
+		tip_name = start_tip_name;
 
 	if (!create_or_update_name(start_commit, tip_name, taggerdate, 0, 0,
 				   from_tag)) {