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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: Thu, 01 Oct 2015 23:45:24 +0300
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Do without union of variable length arrays.
On 2015-09-17 12:40, Mark Wielaard wrote:
>> * Now const size_t is used instead of const int for malloc argument type.
> 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)
IIUC elem_size is a compile time constant so the whole division is
computed by compiler.