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Go through the really awkward dance required to delete the memory

allocated by setupterm. Without this, some folks are seeing leaked
memory whenever this routine is called more than once. Thanks to Craig
Topper for the report.

git-svn-id: 91177308-0d34-0410-b5e6-96231b3b80d8
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1 parent 19046ec commit d485e7bd7639cd6b39c6113a30fbc3cdc8c41c4c @chandlerc chandlerc committed Aug 18, 2013
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  1. +12 −2 lib/Support/Unix/
@@ -240,10 +240,12 @@ unsigned Process::StandardErrColumns() {
-// We manually declare these two extern functions because finding the correct
+// We manually declare these extern functions because finding the correct
// headers from various terminfo, curses, or other sources is harder than
// writing their specs down.
extern "C" int setupterm(char *term, int filedes, int *errret);
+extern "C" struct term *set_curterm(struct term *termp);
+extern "C" int del_curterm(struct term *termp);
extern "C" int tigetnum(char *capname);
@@ -272,7 +274,15 @@ static bool terminalHasColors(int fd) {
// The 'tigetnum' routine returns -2 or -1 on errors, and might return 0 if
// the terminfo says that no colors are supported.
- if (tigetnum(const_cast<char *>("colors")) > 0)
+ bool HasColors = tigetnum(const_cast<char *>("colors")) > 0;
+ // Now extract the structure allocated by setupterm and free its memory
+ // through a really silly dance.
+ struct term *termp = set_curterm((struct term *)0);
+ (void)del_curterm(termp); // Drop any errors here.
+ // Return true if we found a color capabilities for the current terminal.
+ if (HasColors)
return true;

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