Am 05.09.19 um 21:25 schrieb Junio C Hamano:
> René Scharfe <> writes:
>> Am 05.09.19 um 19:53 schrieb Jeff King:
>>>>> int cmd__read_cache(int argc, const char **argv)
>>>>> {
>>>>> -       int i, cnt = 1, namelen;
>>>>> +       int i, cnt = 1, namelen = 0;
>>> I actually saw this one the other day, because it triggered for me when
>>> compiling with SANITIZE=address. AFAICT it's a false positive. "name" is
>>> always NULL unless skip_prefix() returns true, in which case we always
>>> set "namelen". And we only look at "namelen" if "name" is non-NULL.
>>> This one doesn't even require LTO, because skip_prefix() is an inline
>>> function. I'm not sure why the compiler gets confused here.
>> Yes, that's curious.
>>> I don't mind
>>> initializing namelen to 0 to silence it, though (we already set name to
>>> NULL, so this would just match).
>> Pushing the strlen() call into the loop and getting rid of namelen should
>> work as well -- and I'd be surprised if this had a measurable performance
>> impact.
> Yeah, we are making strlen() call on a constant "name" in a loop
> over argv[].  I do not think it matters in this case, either.

The loop count is either 1 or argv[1] interpreted as a number, i.e. it could
be very high.  Its body consists of an index load and writing a number to a
file, though -- a strlen() call on the name of that file should go unnoticed
amid that activity.  (I didn't measure it, though.)


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