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Re: [bug-gnu-libiconv] Address Sanitizer finding in libiconv_open iconv.

From: Jeffrey Walton
Subject: Re: [bug-gnu-libiconv] Address Sanitizer finding in libiconv_open iconv.c:234
Date: Sun, 12 May 2019 08:52:48 -0400

On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 8:14 AM Bruno Haible <address@hidden> wrote:
> Jeffrey Walton wrote:
> > Here are the m4 macro changes: https://dev.gnupg.org/T4504
> Changing a configure test to free all allocated memory in the test
> program? Won't do.

Well, we at this point because of cutting corners. That type of code
won't pass for a CompSci 101 course. How did it get past review?

> There are more than 250 test programs in the
> Autoconf macros of gnulib alone. And this would also be a burden
> for the addition of new Autoconf macros with test programs.

Sounds like a good job for an interim.

> Instead, just set the environment variable
>   ASAN_OPTIONS=detect_leaks=0
> while you run configure.

That's called pushing your technological debt onto others.


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