* Linus Torvalds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> In other words, if the common case is that we update a couple of 
> entries in the active cache, we actually saved 1.6MB (+ malloc 
> overhead for the 17 _thousand_ allocations) by my approach.
> And the leak? There's none. We never actually update an existing entry 
> that was allocated with malloc(), unless the user does something 
> stupid.  In other words, the only case where there is a "leak" is when 
> the user does something like
>       update-cache file file file file file file .. 
> with the same file listed several times.

fair enough - as long as this is only used in a scripted environment, 
and not via some library and not within a repository server, web 
backend, etc.

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