svn commit: r265367 - head/lib/libc/regex

David Chisnall theraven at
Mon May 5 18:55:55 UTC 2014

On 5 May 2014, at 18:42, Andrey Chernov <ache at> wrote:

> Please don't commit OpenBSD errors. Now you mix calloc() with the
> realloc() for the same variable later which makes calloc() zeroing
> pointless and waste of CPU.

The purpose of calloc() here is not (primarily) to get the zero'd size, it's to get the overflow-checking behaviour for calloc.  

The uses of realloc() later do still potentially overflow, as they follow the realloc(pointer, size * sizeof(type)) antipattern.  


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