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Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:11:52 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: tcmalloc compatibility

On Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 08:27:44PM +0200, Szabolcs Nagy wrote:
> * Rich Felker <> [2018-04-18 16:35:56 -0400]:
> > Today I pushed changes which should make malloc
> > replacement/interposition work reliably as long as you only use
> > AS-safe functions. If you try this, please let us know how it turns
> > out and if you run into any unexpected problems.
> there was a report on irc that this change in memalign has falsepositives:
> -       if (len > SIZE_MAX - align) {
> +       if (len > SIZE_MAX - align || free != __internal_free) {
> in particular &free can point to a plt entry in the main executable
> while &__internal_free is in so they compare unequal.

Indeed, this will need to be reworked. I'll probably remove these
checks for now so that git master is not broken.


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