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Re: When should ralloc.c be used? (WAS: bug#24358)

From: Perry E. Metzger
Subject: Re: When should ralloc.c be used? (WAS: bug#24358)
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:00:45 -0400

On Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:09:32 +0300 Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> >   > It imposes hard-to-fulfill requirements on functions that get
> >   > C pointers to buffer text or to Lisp string data: those
> >   > functions must never call malloc, directly or indirectly.  
> > 
> > I think the way to fix those is by systematically looking at the
> > source for them, rather than by debugging.  
> Yes, but finding out whether this is so is not easy, because the
> malloc call is sometimes buried very deep.

Could this be found by doing a debugging build where malloc
aborts in the conditions where it can't be called directly or
indirectly? Then one could just run that way and find the instances
pretty easily.

Perry E. Metzger                address@hidden

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