[llvm] r215841 - BumpPtrAllocator: remove 'no slabs allocated yet' check

Duncan P. N. Exon Smith dexonsmith at apple.com
Mon Sep 1 14:04:37 PDT 2014

> On 2014 Sep 1, at 00:29, Hans Wennborg <hans at hanshq.net> wrote:
> On 08/31/2014 08:36 PM, Chandler Carruth wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 8:14 PM, Duncan P. N. Exon Smith
>> <dexonsmith at apple.com <mailto:dexonsmith at apple.com>> wrote:
>>     > On 2014 Aug 17, at 14:31, Hans Wennborg <hans at hanshq.net
>>    <mailto:hans at hanshq.net>> wrote:
>>     >
>>     > Author: hans
>>     > Date: Sun Aug 17 13:31:18 2014
>>     > New Revision: 215841
>>     >
>>     > URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project?rev=215841&view=rev
>>     > Log:
>>     > BumpPtrAllocator: remove 'no slabs allocated yet' check
>>     >
>>     > We already handle the no-slabs case when checking whether the
>>    current slab
>>     > is large enough: if no slabs have been allocated, CurPtr and End
>>    are both 0.
>>     > alignPtr(0), will still be 0, and so "if (Ptr + Size <= End)" fails.
>>    I don't think this commit introduces the problem, but isn't the result
>>    of `Ptr + Size` undefined when `Size` is too big?
>>    Should this be changed to `if (Size <= End - Ptr)`?
> Ptr, which we got from calling alignPtr() can point beyond the current slab, so the End - Ptr operation could be undefined.

I assumed that slab sizes are always powers of 2 (so End will always be
well-aligned for reasonable values of `Alignment`), but I don't see any
asserts about that in the code now that I've looked.  If we can add a
(static?) assertion to that effect then `alignPtr()` should be safe.

Or is there a use case for unaligned slab end pointers?

>> Should check the pre-commit review here, I think I brought this up and
>> there was some reason why it didn't make sense to fix it here....
> I think the reasoning was that it wouldn't cause problems in practice. I'd be happy to fix it, but I think that would mean doing the alignment and bounds check with intptr_t.

I think this would be good to fix.  Never know when a compiler might
take advantage of UB.

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