[coreboot] Strange ROMCC failure with Rev 5623

Myles Watson mylesgw at gmail.com
Thu Jun 17 18:50:08 CEST 2010

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 10:15 AM, Stefan Reinauer <stepan at coresystems.de> wrote:
> On 6/17/10 5:12 PM, Myles Watson wrote:
>>>> It looks like Patrick found this before:
>>>> http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2009-November/054387.html
>>>> If I take out the free it works fine.  It seems like there must be a better fix.
>>> Agreed.
>>> I took a look at this a little bit with Stefan and he helped me track where
>>> the double free is.
>>> The routine doing the freeing badly needs to be rewritten to use simpler logic
>>> as the recursive logic it is using now just doesn't work, and it winds
>>> up to be a bit of a crap shoot if your compile gets killed by this or not.
>> What if we just agree that host machines have a lot of RAM, romcc is
>> not a long-running program, and life will be easier if nothing gets
>> freed.
> Then we should also switch to Visual C++ in order to stay compliant. ;-)
Point taken :)


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