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

Warner Losh imp at
Mon May 5 21:34:03 UTC 2014

On May 5, 2014, at 3:21 PM, David Chisnall <theraven at> wrote:

> On 5 May 2014, at 20:49, Pedro Giffuni <pfg at> wrote:
>> Yes, but I reverted it because there are other ways to check for overflows without the performance hit.
> Do we have a good reusable routine for doing this somewhere?  Clang and gcc both have some idiom recognisers that try to spot when people are attempting to do this.  Clang also has a builtin, which would be good to use when available.  Overflow checking is very cheap on modern CPUs (add, branch on carry), so it would be nice if we could start looking for this malloc() and realloc() pattern and replacing the multiply with something that checks for the error.

     The reallocf() function is identical to the realloc() function, except
     that it will free the passed pointer when the requested memory cannot be
     allocated.  This is a FreeBSD specific API designed to ease the problems
     with traditional coding styles for realloc() causing memory leaks in
     The reallocf() function first appeared in FreeBSD 3.0.


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