[Patch] Use uintptr_t instead of ptr comparisons in BumpPtrAllocator (Was: Re: [llvm] r215841 - BumpPtrAllocator: remove 'no slabs allocated yet' check)

Duncan P. N. Exon Smith dexonsmith at apple.com
Tue Sep 2 12:38:50 PDT 2014

> On 2014 Sep 2, at 13:44, Hans Wennborg <hans at chromium.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 2:04 PM, Duncan P. N. Exon Smith
> <dexonsmith at apple.com> wrote:
>>> 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?
> I don't think it's a problem in practice, but if Alignment is greater
> than the size (not likely), or base alignment of the slab (which we
> get from malloc), then we could align past End.
>>>> 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.
> I'm attaching a patch that should make this UB-proof. Let me know what
> you think.

LGTM, thanks!

> Cheers,
> Hans
> <alignAddr.patch>

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