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Re: [PATCH] fast-export: avoid NULL pointer arithmetic




Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> René Scharfe <l.s.r@xxxxxx> writes:
>
>>> But it somehow feels backwards in spirit to me, as the reason why we
>>> use "void *" there in the decoration field is because we expect that
>>> we'd have a pointer to some struture most of the time, and we have
>>> to occasionally store a small integer there.
>>
>> Yes, fast-export seems to be the only place that stores an integer as
>> a decoration.
>
> With the decoration subsystem that might be the case, but I think
> we have other codepaths where "void * .util" field in the structure
> is used to store (void *)1, expecting that a normal allocation will
> never yield a pointer that is indistinguishable from that value.

I was looking at a different topic and noticed that bisect.c uses
commit->util (which is of type "void *") to always store an int (it
never stores a pointer and there is no mixing).  This one is equally
unportable as fast-export after your fix.