[Bug 231517] fts: causes error in valgrind

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            Bug ID: 231517
           Summary: fts: causes error in valgrind
           Product: Base System
           Version: 11.2-STABLE
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Only Me
          Priority: ---
         Component: kern
          Assignee: bugs at FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: koue at chaosophia.net


Calling 'fts_close' immediately after 'fts_open' causes error in valgrind:

$ valgrind --track-origins=yes --tool=memcheck --leak-check=yes
--show-reachable=yes ./ftstest
==76510== Memcheck, a memory error detector
==76510== Copyright (C) 2002-2013, and GNU GPL'd, by Julian Seward et al.
==76510== Using Valgrind-3.10.1 and LibVEX; rerun with -h for copyright info
==76510== Command: ./ftstest
==76510== Conditional jump or move depends on uninitialised value(s)
==76510==    at 0x4EA2297: fts_close (in /lib/libc.so.7)
==76510==    by 0x4008D9: main (in /root/fts/ftstest)
==76510==  Uninitialised value was created by a heap allocation
==76510==    at 0x4C245B1: malloc (in
==76510==    by 0x4EA1F01: fts_open (in /lib/libc.so.7)
==76510==    by 0x40089E: main (in /root/fts/ftstest)
==76510== HEAP SUMMARY:
==76510==     in use at exit: 0 bytes in 0 blocks
==76510==   total heap usage: 5 allocs, 5 frees, 2,647 bytes allocated
==76510== All heap blocks were freed -- no leaks are possible
==76510== For counts of detected and suppressed errors, rerun with: -v
==76510== ERROR SUMMARY: 1 errors from 1 contexts (suppressed: 0 from 0)


#include <fts.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <sys/stat.h>

main(void) {
        FTS *fts;
        FTSENT *e;
        char *path = "/etc";
        char * const path_argv[] = { path, NULL };

        if ((fts = fts_open(path_argv, FTS_LOGICAL, NULL)) == NULL) {
                printf("fts_open error: %s\n", path);
                return (1);
        return (0);

If 'fts_read' is called before 'fts_close' no complaints from vagrind.

+       while ((e = fts_read(fts)) != NULL) {
+               printf("name: %s, mtime: %ld\n", e->fts_name,
+       }

I don't know if its related but I found same issue in GNU maillist:

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