Add a diff_free() function to free anything we may have allocated in the "diff_options" struct, and the ability to make calling it a noop by setting "no_free" in "diff_options". This is required because when e.g. "git diff" is run we'll allocate things in that struct, use the diff machinery once, and then exit. But if we run e.g. "git log -p" we're going to re-use what we allocated across multiple diff_flush() calls, and only want to free things at the end. We've thus ended up with features like the recently added "diff -I" where we'll leak memory. As it turns out it could have simply used the pattern established inpull/969/head
6ea57703f6(log: prepare log/log-tree to reuse the diffopt.close_file attribute, 2016-06-22). Manually adding more such flags to things log_tree_commit() every time we need to allocate something would be tedious. Let's instead move that fclose() code it to a new diff_free(), in anticipation of freeing more things in that function in follow-up commits. Some functions such as log_tree_commit() need an idiom of optionally retaining a previous "no_free", as they may either free the memory themselves, or their caller may do so. I'm keeping that idiom in log_show_early() for good measure, even though I don't think it's currently called in this manner. It also gets passed an existing "struct rev_info", so future callers may want to set the "no_free" flag. This change is a bit hard to read because while the freeing pattern we're introducing isn't unusual, the "file" member is a special snowflake. We usually don't want to fclose() it. This is because "file" is usually stdout, in which case we don't want to fclose() it. We only want to opt-in to closing it when we e.g. open a file on the filesystem. Thus the opt-in "close_file" flag. So the API in general just needs a "no_free" flag to defer freeing, but the "file" member still needs its "close_file" flag. This is made more confusing because while refactoring this code we could replace some "close_file=0" with "no_free=1", whereas others need to set both flags. This is because there were some cases where an existing "close_file=0" meant "let's defer deallocation", and others where it meant "we don't want to close this file handle at all". 1.
296d4a94e7(diff: add -I<regex> that ignores matching changes, 2020-10-20) Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <email@example.com>
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