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Re: bash-4.3 bug report

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: bash-4.3 bug report
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:33:59 -0600
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On 04/14/2014 09:26 AM, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> Eric Blake <address@hidden> writes:
>> It silences static code checkers and avoids undefined C behavior.
>> Also, if invokers[] is allocated such that it ends on the end of a page
>> boundary (such as might be the case under certain malloc debuggers),
>> then doing the bounds check first will avoid an out-of-bounds access
>> causing a SEGFAULT.
> invokers[] is guaranteed to end with a NULL element, so there cannot be
> any out-of-bounds access, and the use is completely defined.  The NULL
> check is the primary condition, with the index check only being
> secondary.

In that case, the index check is dead code, and it could be elided as a

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
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