[PATCH] aout relocs

Andreas Schwab schwab@suse.de
Wed Jul 25 21:31:00 GMT 2007

msnyder@sonic.net writes:

> With hat in hand, are you sure?  bfd_malloc does not check for
> size == 0 before it calls malloc, and malloc(0) is "implementation
> defined" (whatever that may mean).

There are only two ways malloc(0) may behave: either return NULL or a
unique pointer.

> Is memcpy(x,y,0) well defined?


> And bfd_bread does this:
>   memcpy (ptr, bim->buffer + abfd->where, size);
> where both ptr and size might be zero.

That's the only place where something needs to be done (the pointer must
still be valid even if the size is zero).


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