[PATCH 00/55] Hyper-V: code cleanup & prep for future changes

Matt Coleman mcoleman at datto.com
Fri Jan 22 17:07:13 UTC 2021

> On Jan 22, 2021, at 11:30 AM, Laine Stump <laine at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 1/22/21 11:05 AM, Laine Stump wrote:
>> 1) There are several cleanup functions in external libraries that in the past were only called after checking that the pointer was != NULL. g_autoptr cleanups need to handle being called with NULL as a NOP, and I'm concerned that these functions may not behave properly in that case. Can you either verify that it's safe to call them with NULL, or provide a wrapper function that checks for NULL and use that as the cleanup?
> I asked about item (2) on IRC just now, and danpb produced a short example program that proves it is okay to use values from auto-freed objects as the return value of a function. So there is only question (1) left. Let me know and I'll either push or wait for modified patches accordingly.

For WsXmlDocH, GLib's documentation says that 
> The function will not be called if the variable to be cleaned up contains NULL.


For client_opt_t and filter_t, the third parameter to 
G_DEFINE_AUTO_CLEANUP_FREE_FUNC() was used to prevent the types' free 
functions from being called if they're NULL.


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