[PATCH] D14170: Fix false positive warning about memory leak for QApplication::postEvent

Evgeniy Dushistov via cfe-commits cfe-commits at lists.llvm.org
Wed Oct 28 18:28:26 PDT 2015

Dushistov created this revision.
Dushistov added reviewers: Ayal, zaks.anna, dcoughlin, xazax.hun.
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Recent version of clang (3.7) start complain about such code:
void send(QObject *obj)
        QKeyEvent *event = new QKeyEvent(QEvent::KeyRelease, Qt::Key_Tab, Qt::NoModifier);
        qApp->postEvent(obj, event);

warning: Potential leak of memory pointed to by 'event'

This is false positive, because of according to Qt documentation Qt take care about memory allocated for QEvent:

Because of Qt popular enought I suggest to handle postEvent case in MallocChecker



Index: lib/StaticAnalyzer/Checkers/MallocChecker.cpp
--- lib/StaticAnalyzer/Checkers/MallocChecker.cpp
+++ lib/StaticAnalyzer/Checkers/MallocChecker.cpp
@@ -2511,6 +2511,10 @@
     return true;
+  if (FName.endswith("postEvent") || FD->getQualifiedNameAsString() == "QCoreApplication::postEvent") {
+    return true;
+  }
   // Handle cases where we know a buffer's /address/ can escape.
   // Note that the above checks handle some special cases where we know that
   // even though the address escapes, it's still our responsibility to free the

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