[coreboot] Strange ROMCC failure with Rev 5623

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Thu Jun 17 18:15:26 CEST 2010

On 6/17/10 5:12 PM, Myles Watson wrote:
>>> It looks like Patrick found this before:
>>> http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2009-November/054387.html
>>> If I take out the free it works fine.  It seems like there must be a better fix.
>> Agreed.
>> I took a look at this a little bit with Stefan and he helped me track where
>> the double free is.
>> The routine doing the freeing badly needs to be rewritten to use simpler logic
>> as the recursive logic it is using now just doesn't work, and it winds
>> up to be a bit of a crap shoot if your compile gets killed by this or not.
> What if we just agree that host machines have a lot of RAM, romcc is
> not a long-running program, and life will be easier if nothing gets
> freed.
Then we should also switch to Visual C++ in order to stay compliant. ;-)


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