diff: add an API for deferred freeing

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"[1]
where we'll leak memory. As it turns out it could have simply used the
pattern established in 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"

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

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,

Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2 years ago committed by Junio C Hamano
parent c6102b7585
commit e900d494dc
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  2. 20
  3. 15
  4. 10

@ -307,10 +307,11 @@ static struct itimerval early_output_timer;
static void log_show_early(struct rev_info *revs, struct commit_list *list)
int i = revs->early_output, close_file = revs->diffopt.close_file;
int i = revs->early_output;
int show_header = 1;
int no_free = revs->diffopt.no_free;
revs->diffopt.close_file = 0;
revs->diffopt.no_free = 0;
sort_in_topological_order(&list, revs->sort_order);
while (list && i) {
struct commit *commit = list->item;
@ -327,8 +328,8 @@ static void log_show_early(struct rev_info *revs, struct commit_list *list)
case commit_ignore:
case commit_error:
if (close_file)
revs->diffopt.no_free = no_free;
list = list->next;
@ -336,8 +337,8 @@ static void log_show_early(struct rev_info *revs, struct commit_list *list)
/* Did we already get enough commits for the early output? */
if (!i) {
if (close_file)
revs->diffopt.no_free = 0;
@ -401,7 +402,7 @@ static int cmd_log_walk(struct rev_info *rev)
struct commit *commit;
int saved_nrl = 0;
int saved_dcctc = 0, close_file = rev->diffopt.close_file;
int saved_dcctc = 0;
if (rev->early_output)
@ -417,7 +418,7 @@ static int cmd_log_walk(struct rev_info *rev)
* and HAS_CHANGES being accumulated in rev->diffopt, so be careful to
* retain that state information if replacing rev->diffopt in this loop
rev->diffopt.close_file = 0;
rev->diffopt.no_free = 1;
while ((commit = get_revision(rev)) != NULL) {
if (!log_tree_commit(rev, commit) && rev->max_count >= 0)
@ -442,8 +443,8 @@ static int cmd_log_walk(struct rev_info *rev)
rev->diffopt.degraded_cc_to_c = saved_dcctc;
rev->diffopt.needed_rename_limit = saved_nrl;
if (close_file)
rev->diffopt.no_free = 0;
if (rev->diffopt.output_format & DIFF_FORMAT_CHECKDIFF &&
rev->diffopt.flags.check_failed) {
@ -1955,7 +1956,7 @@ int cmd_format_patch(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
* file, but but we must instruct it not to close after each
* diff.
rev.diffopt.close_file = 0;
rev.diffopt.no_free = 1;
} else {
int saved;

@ -6336,6 +6336,20 @@ static void diff_flush_patch_all_file_pairs(struct diff_options *o)
static void diff_free_file(struct diff_options *options)
if (options->close_file)
void diff_free(struct diff_options *options)
if (options->no_free)
void diff_flush(struct diff_options *options)
struct diff_queue_struct *q = &diff_queued_diff;
@ -6399,8 +6413,7 @@ void diff_flush(struct diff_options *options)
* options->file to /dev/null should be safe, because we
* aren't supposed to produce any output anyway.
if (options->close_file)
options->file = xfopen("/dev/null", "w");
options->close_file = 1;
options->color_moved = 0;
@ -6433,8 +6446,7 @@ void diff_flush(struct diff_options *options)
if (options->close_file)
* Report the content-level differences with HAS_CHANGES;

@ -49,7 +49,17 @@
* - Once you finish feeding the pairs of files, call `diffcore_std()`.
* This will tell the diffcore library to go ahead and do its work.
* - Calling `diff_flush()` will produce the output.
* - Calling `diff_flush()` will produce the output, it will call
* `diff_free()` to free any resources, e.g. those allocated in
* `diff_opt_parse()`.
* - Set `.no_free = 1` before calling `diff_flush()` to defer the
* freeing of allocated memory in diff_options. This is useful when
* `diff_flush()` is being called in a loop, rather than as a
* one-off. When setting `.no_free = 1` you must ensure that
* `diff_free()` is called at the end, either by flipping the flag
* before the last `diff_flush()` call, or by flipping it before
* calling `diff_free()` yourself.
struct combine_diff_path;
@ -365,6 +375,8 @@ struct diff_options {
struct repository *repo;
struct option *parseopts;
int no_free;
unsigned diff_filter_bit(char status);
@ -559,6 +571,7 @@ void diffcore_fix_diff_index(void);
int diff_queue_is_empty(void);
void diff_flush(struct diff_options*);
void diff_free(struct diff_options*);
void diff_warn_rename_limit(const char *varname, int needed, int degraded_cc);
/* diff-raw status letters */

@ -958,12 +958,14 @@ static int log_tree_diff(struct rev_info *opt, struct commit *commit, struct log
int log_tree_commit(struct rev_info *opt, struct commit *commit)
struct log_info log;
int shown, close_file = opt->diffopt.close_file;
int shown;
/* maybe called by e.g. cmd_log_walk(), maybe stand-alone */
int no_free = opt->diffopt.no_free;
log.commit = commit;
log.parent = NULL;
opt->loginfo = &log;
opt->diffopt.close_file = 0;
opt->diffopt.no_free = 1;
if (opt->line_level_traverse)
return line_log_print(opt, commit);
@ -980,7 +982,7 @@ int log_tree_commit(struct rev_info *opt, struct commit *commit)
fprintf(opt->diffopt.file, "\n%s\n", opt->break_bar);
opt->loginfo = NULL;
maybe_flush_or_die(opt->diffopt.file, "stdout");
if (close_file)
opt->diffopt.no_free = no_free;
return shown;