Am 04.08.2016 um 18:07 schrieb Johannes Schindelin:
With GCC 6, the strdup() function is declared with the "nonnull"
attribute, stating that it is not allowed to pass a NULL value as

In nedmalloc()'s reimplementation of strdup(), Postel's Law is heeded
and NULL parameters are handled gracefully. GCC 6 complains about that
now because it thinks that NULL cannot be passed to strdup() anyway.

Let's just shut up GCC >= 6 in that case and go on with our lives.

This version of strdup() is only compiled if nedmalloc is used instead
of the system allocator.  That means we can't rely on strdup() being
able to take NULL -- some (most?) platforms won't like it.  Removing
the NULL check would be a more general and overall easier way out, no?

But it should check the result of malloc() before copying.
 compat/nedmalloc/nedmalloc.c | 8 +++-----
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/compat/nedmalloc/nedmalloc.c b/compat/nedmalloc/nedmalloc.c
index a0a16eb..cc18f0c 100644
--- a/compat/nedmalloc/nedmalloc.c
+++ b/compat/nedmalloc/nedmalloc.c
@@ -955,12 +955,10 @@ void **nedpindependent_comalloc(nedpool *p, size_t elems, size_t *sizes, void **
 char *strdup(const char *s1)
-       char *s2 = 0;
-       if (s1) {
-               size_t len = strlen(s1) + 1;
-               s2 = malloc(len);
+       size_t len = strlen(s1) + 1;
+       char *s2 = malloc(len);
+       if (s2)
                memcpy(s2, s1, len);
-       }
        return s2;

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