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Re: [PATCH] Check malloc result in getopt_long

From: Tobias Stoeckmann
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Check malloc result in getopt_long
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 22:55:40 +0100

On Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 08:57:00PM +0000, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> I'm not sure it's generally worth proceeding in OOM conditions
> unless there are clear fall backs.  It would be nice to depend on xalloc
> and just call xmalloc(). Could this suffice?
>   #ifdef _LIBC
>   struct option_list *newp = alloca (sizeof (*newp));
>   #else
>   struct option_list *newp = xmalloc (sizeof (*newp));
>   #endif

Yeah, I am fine with that solution.
Didn't think about simply using xmalloc there. Maybe it was too easy. :)


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