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authorJunio C Hamano <>2016-02-26 21:37:16 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2016-02-26 21:37:16 (GMT)
commit11529ecec914d2f0d7575e6d443c2d5a6ff75424 (patch)
treef91bf9915ab0499913b8ee0e941a642183b7da67 /Documentation/technical
parent3ed26a44b3415f5761bdab21f823d964c20a2824 (diff)
parent08c95df8faa25ab4c9ad3da45bc12abb9274d343 (diff)
Merge branch 'jk/tighten-alloc'
Update various codepaths to avoid manually-counted malloc(). * jk/tighten-alloc: (22 commits) ewah: convert to REALLOC_ARRAY, etc convert ewah/bitmap code to use xmalloc diff_populate_gitlink: use a strbuf transport_anonymize_url: use xstrfmt git-compat-util: drop mempcpy compat code sequencer: simplify memory allocation of get_message test-path-utils: fix normalize_path_copy output buffer size fetch-pack: simplify add_sought_entry fast-import: simplify allocation in start_packfile write_untracked_extension: use FLEX_ALLOC helper prepare_{git,shell}_cmd: use argv_array use st_add and st_mult for allocation size computation convert trivial cases to FLEX_ARRAY macros use xmallocz to avoid size arithmetic convert trivial cases to ALLOC_ARRAY convert manual allocations to argv_array argv-array: add detach function add helpers for allocating flex-array structs harden REALLOC_ARRAY and xcalloc against size_t overflow tree-diff: catch integer overflow in combine_diff_path allocation ...
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diff --git a/Documentation/technical/api-argv-array.txt b/Documentation/technical/api-argv-array.txt
index 8076172..cfc0630 100644
--- a/Documentation/technical/api-argv-array.txt
+++ b/Documentation/technical/api-argv-array.txt
@@ -56,3 +56,10 @@ Functions
Free all memory associated with the array and return it to the
initial, empty state.
+ Disconnect the `argv` member from the `argv_array` struct and
+ return it. The caller is responsible for freeing the memory used
+ by the array, and by the strings it references. After detaching,
+ the `argv_array` is in a reinitialized state and can be pushed
+ into again.