[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] *alloc(type)

Alex Converse alex.converse
Sat Nov 20 05:28:15 CET 2010

On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 7:37 PM, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
> Hi
> patchset below fixes the type used in malloc and co
> The sense behind this patch is that feeding things that dont fit in unsigned
> int into *alloc() can lead to successfull allocation of too small arrays which
> is pretty bad.

Is there somewhere this actually happens?

What happens when what we are trying to allocate something that is
bigger than size_t? size_t can be as small as 16-bits according to

> There are probably more functions that should be changed like av_new_packet()
> but i had to start somewhere and will look into the others too if noone else
> does.
> Note, i will apply this in a few days if there are no objections


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