Chris Shoemaker c.shoemaker at cox.net
Mon Jan 3 09:17:49 EST 2005

On Mon, Jan 03, 2005 at 12:14:31PM +0000, Neil Williams wrote:
> Lines 129+130 in qofbackend.c  are confusing me:
> 129    if (be->error_msg) g_free (be->error_msg);
> 130    be->error_msg = NULL;
> I'm getting a segmentation fault because error_msg exists but is out of 
> bounds. Why would it exist before g_new had finished? Why is it checked? 
> Wouldn't any uninitialised value be out of range?

g_new doesn't zero memory, g_new0 does.  Uninitialized variables may
by out of range, or may not be.  So, as defined, qof_backend_init,
must not be called like:

b = g_new(...);

That _will_ SEGV depending on unititialized b->error_msg value.


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