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SubjectRe: [PATCH] objtool: Fix memory leak in decode_instructions()
On Friday 13 October 2017 10:36 AM, Josh Poimboeuf wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 10:14:36AM +0530, Kamalesh Babulal wrote:
>> On Thursday 12 October 2017 09:40 PM, Josh Poimboeuf wrote:
>>> On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 02:32:14PM +0530, Kamalesh Babulal wrote:
>>>> free the allocated insn before returning, when an error occurs
>>>> before adding insn to file->insn_list.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Kamalesh Babulal <>
>>> Any chance you're working on porting objtool to ppc64le? :-)
>>> Acked-by: Josh Poimboeuf <>
>> Thanks for the review. I have started working on it :)
> Good! Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you, I am sure I will have lots of them.

> I originally wrote objtool with arch-independence in mind, though with
> the new "objtool 2.0" rewrite, it unfortunately became more
> x86-specific.
> I was hoping to work on making it more arch-independent, and then start
> porting it to other arches, but it may be a few months before I have the
> time to do so. So any work you want to there would be great.

Sure, will keep that in mind to abstract arch-independent code in to
common files and push arch-dependent code into arch/ directory for both


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