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Core/Boot/Boot: Amend use-after-move cases in GenerateFromFile()

In terms of order of operations, the move would occur first before the
construction of the relevant reader would occur. However, given the
local variable 'path' was declared const, this bug actually wouldn't
occur, as std::move on a const variable does nothing (in a non-mutable
context), resulting in a copy instead, masking this issue.

Given this is a bug waiting to happen, we correct the code.
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lioncash committed May 21, 2019
1 parent e2c769a commit 1d22e50899308e2540fb5d1dcc5490d6a31ca035
Showing with 7 additions and 5 deletions.
  1. +7 −5 Source/Core/Core/Boot/Boot.cpp
@@ -155,7 +155,7 @@ BootParameters::GenerateFromFile(std::vector<std::string> paths,
std::transform(extension.begin(), extension.end(), extension.begin(), ::tolower);

const std::string path = paths.front();
std::string path = paths.front();
if (paths.size() == 1)

@@ -172,14 +172,16 @@ BootParameters::GenerateFromFile(std::vector<std::string> paths,

if (extension == ".elf")
return std::make_unique<BootParameters>(
Executable{std::move(path), std::make_unique<ElfReader>(path)}, savestate_path);
auto elf_reader = std::make_unique<ElfReader>(path);
return std::make_unique<BootParameters>(Executable{std::move(path), std::move(elf_reader)},

if (extension == ".dol")
return std::make_unique<BootParameters>(
Executable{std::move(path), std::make_unique<DolReader>(path)}, savestate_path);
auto dol_reader = std::make_unique<DolReader>(path);
return std::make_unique<BootParameters>(Executable{std::move(path), std::move(dol_reader)},

if (is_drive)

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