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Re: RFS: liboauth (Updated package)


Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar@ubuntu.com> writes:
>> I noticed you patched src/xmalloc.c to not exit in xmalloc_fatal.  Does
>> the rest of the code handle this change correctly?
> Yes it does. This change has been around for more than a month in Debian
> experimental and Ubuntu natty, and through some tests I found no
> problems with it so far.

Did you ever run into an out of memory condition where the modified
xmalloc_fatal is called?

I did "sabotage" xmalloc to always call xmalloc_fatal using the attached
patch. With this the test suite failed with a segmentation fault. So it
seems the upstream code does *not* handle xmalloc_fatal returning

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
make  check-TESTS
make[3]: Entering directory `/build/sbuild-liboauth_0.9.4-1.1-amd64-mIm2gv/liboauth-0.9.4'
Out of memory./bin/bash: line 5: 23730 Segmentation fault      ${dir}$tst
FAIL: tests/tcwiki
Out of memory./bin/bash: line 5: 23754 Segmentation fault      ${dir}$tst
FAIL: tests/tceran
Out of memory./bin/bash: line 5: 23778 Segmentation fault      ${dir}$tst
FAIL: tests/tcother
3 of 3 tests failed
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---


Description: Upstream changes introduced in version 0.9.4-1.1
 This patch has been created by dpkg-source during the package build.
 Here's the last changelog entry, hopefully it gives details on why
 those changes were made:
 liboauth (0.9.4-1.1) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
   * Non-maintainer upload.
   * Sabotage xmalloc.
 The person named in the Author field signed this changelog entry.
Author: Ansgar Burchardt <ansgar@debian.org>

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--- liboauth-0.9.4.orig/src/xmalloc.c
+++ liboauth-0.9.4/src/xmalloc.c
@@ -34,7 +34,8 @@ static void *xmalloc_fatal(size_t size)
 void *xmalloc (size_t size) {
   void *ptr = malloc (size);
-  if (ptr == NULL) return xmalloc_fatal(size);
+  /* if (ptr == NULL) return xmalloc_fatal(size); */
+	return xmalloc_fatal(size);
   return ptr;

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