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object_array_entry: fix memory handling of the name field
Previously, the memory management of the object_array_entry::name field was inconsistent and undocumented. object_array_entries are ultimately created by a single function, add_object_array_with_mode(), which has an argument "const char *name". This function used to simply set the name field to reference the string pointed to by the name parameter, and nobody on the object_array side ever freed the memory. Thus, it assumed that the memory for the name field would be managed by the caller, and that the lifetime of that string would be at least as long as the lifetime of the object_array_entry. But callers were inconsistent: * Some passed pointers to constant strings or argv entries, which was OK. * Some passed pointers to newly-allocated memory, but didn't arrange for the memory ever to be freed. * Some passed the return value of sha1_to_hex(), which is a pointer to a statically-allocated buffer that can be overwritten at any time. * Some passed pointers to refnames that they received from a for_each_ref()-type iteration, but the lifetimes of such refnames is not guaranteed by the refs API. Bring consistency to this mess by changing object_array to make its own copy for the object_array_entry::name field and free this memory when an object_array_entry is deleted from the array. Many callers were passing the empty string as the name parameter, so as a performance optimization, treat the empty string specially. Instead of making a copy, store a pointer to a statically-allocated empty string to object_array_entry::name. When deleting such an entry, skip the free(). Change the callers that were already passing copies to add_object_array_with_mode() to either skip the copy, or (if the memory needed to be allocated anyway) freeing the memory itself. A part of this commit effectively reverts 70d26c6 read_revisions_from_stdin: make copies for handle_revision_arg because the copying introduced by that commit (which is still necessary) is now done at a deeper level. Signed-off-by: Michael Haggerty <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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