cvs commit: src/sys/kern kern_malloc.c

From: Pawel Jakub Dawidek <pjd_at_FreeBSD.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 01:53:13 +0000 (UTC)
pjd         2005-12-28 01:53:13 UTC

  FreeBSD src repository

  Modified files:
    sys/kern             kern_malloc.c 
  Log:
  In realloc(9), determine size of the original block based on
  UMA_SLAB_MALLOC flag.
  In some circumstances (I observed it when I was doing a lot of reallocs)
  UMA_SLAB_MALLOC can be set even if us_keg != NULL.
  
  If this is the case we have wonderful, silent data corruption, because less
  data is copied to the newly allocated region than should be.
  
  I'm not sure when this bug was introduced, it could be there undetected
  for years now, as we don't have a lot of realloc(9) consumers and it was
  hard to reproduce it...
  ...but what I know for sure, is that I don't want to know who introduce
  the bug:) It took me two/three days to track it down (of course most of
  the time I was looking for the bug in my own code).
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.150     +1 -1      src/sys/kern/kern_malloc.c
Received on Wed Dec 28 2005 - 01:53:15 UTC