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Re: [PATCH] Do without union of variable length arrays.
- From: Alexander Cherepanov <ch3root at openwall dot com>
- To: elfutils-devel at lists dot fedorahosted dot org
- Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2015 19:32:52 +0300
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Do without union of variable length arrays.
[Fixed typo and restored lost Cc, sorry.]
On 01.10.2015 23:45, Alexander Cherepanov wrote:
> On 2015-09-17 12:40, Mark Wielaard wrote:
>>> * Now const size_t is used instead of const int for malloc argument
>> Thanks. I am still interested in the overflow issue. I believe since we
>> are using unsigned arithmetic and we know the size is always > 0, it
>> should be as simple as doing:
>> const size_t elem_size = ... sizeof (...);
>> const size_t bytes = num * elem_size;
>> if (unlikely (bytes / elem_size != num))
>> return E_NOMEM;
>> ... malloc (bytes);
> Sorry, I'm late to the party but why hot check it before multiplication
> in a usual way:
> if (num > SIZE_MAX / elem_size)
> return E_NOMEM;
> IIUC elem_size is a compile time constant so the whole division is
> computed by compiler.