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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] use qemu_malloc and friends consistently

From: jcd
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] use qemu_malloc and friends consistently
Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 13:13:57 +0100 (GMT+01:00)

----- "Kevin Wolf" <address@hidden> a écrit :

> > So it seems to me you definitively need a way to dicriminate between
> the value returned on succesfull malloc(0) and the value returned on a
> failed malloc(1000).
> I should not have mentioned the malloc(0) in this mail, it only adds
> to
> the confusion.
> What I wanted to say is that a failed qemu_malloc doesn't return
> anything because it aborts (this code is in oom_check). So the caller
> needs not and even cannot check for failure.

OK, Sory, no failure case then ... My bad ...

Then it is quite important to make sure qemu_malloc is used everywhere to 
catch/abort any allocation error with oom_check if we don't want/expect to let 
the user code deal with failure.


> Kevin

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