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[v3,08/25] midx: close linked MIDXs, avoid leaking memory

Message ID 114773d9cdc1e83992afe8c007477940ee8ba03a.1627420428.git.me@ttaylorr.com (mailing list archive)
State Superseded
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Series multi-pack reachability bitmaps | expand

Commit Message

Taylor Blau July 27, 2021, 9:19 p.m. UTC
When a repository has at least one alternate, the MIDX belonging to each
alternate is accessed through the `next` pointer on the main object
store's copy of the MIDX. close_midx() didn't bother to close any
of the linked MIDXs. It likewise didn't free the memory pointed to by
`m`, leaving uninitialized bytes with live pointers to them left around
in the heap.

Clean this up by closing linked MIDXs, and freeing up the memory pointed
to by each of them. When callers call close_midx(), then they can
discard the entire linked list of MIDXs and set their pointer to the
head of that list to NULL.

This isn't strictly required for the upcoming patches, but it makes it
much more difficult (though still possible, for e.g., by calling
`close_midx(m->next)` which leaves `m->next` pointing at uninitialized
bytes) to have pointers to uninitialized memory.

Signed-off-by: Taylor Blau <me@ttaylorr.com>
 midx.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
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diff --git a/midx.c b/midx.c
index 8956492b9c..18e1949613 100644
--- a/midx.c
+++ b/midx.c
@@ -195,6 +195,8 @@  void close_midx(struct multi_pack_index *m)
 	if (!m)
+	close_midx(m->next);
 	munmap((unsigned char *)m->data, m->data_len);
 	for (i = 0; i < m->num_packs; i++) {
@@ -203,6 +205,7 @@  void close_midx(struct multi_pack_index *m)
+	free(m);
 int prepare_midx_pack(struct repository *r, struct multi_pack_index *m, uint32_t pack_int_id)