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SubjectRe: [PATCH 07/10] perf sort: Check return value of strdup()
Em Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 05:43:37PM +0900, Namhyung Kim escreveu:
> Hi Arnaldo,
>
> 2013-01-11 (금), 02:17 -0300, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo:
> > Em Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 06:11:44PM +0900, Namhyung Kim escreveu:
> > > From: Namhyung Kim <namhyung.kim@lge.com>
> > >
> > > When setup_sorting() is called, 'str' is passed to strtok_r() but it's
> > > not checked to have a valid pointer. As strtok_r() accepts NULL
> > > pointer on a first argument and use the third argument in that case,
> > > it can cause a trouble since our third argument, tmp, is not
> > > initialized.
> >
> > Ok, but calling exit from here? Better to check it at the callers and
> > propagate the error, letting things like TUI/gui exit routines to
> > execute.
>
> That's fine to me too, but currently setup_sorting() exits through
> usage_with_options() if sort_dimension__add() fails and I followed the
> convention here. Making it to return will require changes to every
> callsites of the function.
>
> If you think it's better to change, I can do it as well.

I think this is a good opportunity to do that :-)

I just grepped for 'setup_sorting' and we have some private ones in
builtin-kmem, for instance, that return a value and that value is
checked, etc. Good precendent :-)

- Arnaldo
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