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authorÆvar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <>2017-04-09 19:59:00 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2017-04-17 00:56:47 (GMT)
commit7861fa07c38d72a4fa6ae2e802553b8b0f3731d4 (patch)
treea52060abdf17bfb822133067901c8c880139ed69 /builtin
parent036465a248df7b0876e65d0e137826203305c606 (diff)
grep: plug a trivial memory leak
Change the cleanup phase for the grep command to free the pathspec struct that's allocated earlier in the same block, and used just a few lines earlier. With "grep hi" valgrind reports a loss of 239 bytes now, down from 351. The relevant --num-callers=40 --leak-check=full --show-leak-kinds=all backtrace is: [...] 187 (112 direct, 75 indirect) bytes in 1 blocks are definitely lost in loss record 70 of 110 [...] at 0x4C2BBAF: malloc (in /usr/lib/valgrind/ [...] by 0x60B339: do_xmalloc (wrapper.c:59) [...] by 0x60B2F6: xmalloc (wrapper.c:86) [...] by 0x576B37: parse_pathspec (pathspec.c:652) [...] by 0x4519F0: cmd_grep (grep.c:1215) [...] by 0x4062EF: run_builtin (git.c:371) [...] by 0x40544D: handle_builtin (git.c:572) [...] by 0x4060A2: run_argv (git.c:624) [...] by 0x4051C6: cmd_main (git.c:701) [...] by 0x4C5901: main (common-main.c:43) Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <> Acked-by: Brandon Williams <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/grep.c b/builtin/grep.c
index 9304c33..1b642b7 100644
--- a/builtin/grep.c
+++ b/builtin/grep.c
@@ -1293,6 +1293,7 @@ int cmd_grep(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
hit |= wait_all();
if (hit && show_in_pager)
run_pager(&opt, prefix);
+ clear_pathspec(&pathspec);
return !hit;