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Re: [PATCH] libelf: Fix memory leak in elf_compress for mmapped ELF files.
- From: Mark Wielaard <mjw at redhat dot com>
- To: elfutils-devel at lists dot fedorahosted dot org
- Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 20:45:40 +0200
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] libelf: Fix memory leak in elf_compress for mmapped ELF files.
On Sun, Aug 07, 2016 at 10:38:58PM +0200, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> The testcase added to run-strip-reloc.sh for strip-compressed.o showed
> a memory leak when ran under valgrind (configure --enable-valgrind).
> For a mmapped ELF file when existing section data was compressed
> elf_end would fail to release the new compressed data buffer assigned
> to rawdata_base. For non-mapped files rawdata_base is always freed.
> For decompressed data rawdata_base is released together with zdata_base.
> Use the Elf_Scn flag ELF_T_MALLOCED to track whether rawdata_base
> points to malloced memory and free it in elf_end even for mmapped
> ELF files.
I pushed this to master.