xserver: Branch 'master'

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Fri Mar 14 12:52:37 PDT 2008

On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 03:43:36PM -0300, Paulo Cesar Pereira de Andrade wrote:
>   But the real solution would be to write proper code possibly
> analyzing the usages, so that where the buffer size is not known have
> a malloc/free fallback, allocating data in the stack isn't something
> bad and if done in some inner loop, it can be a major performance
> killer. One could just "preallocate" something like 1024 bytes in
> the stack, and do it in a 100% portable way, i.e. if requiring more
> than those 1024 byte, allocate memory...

Show me a case where this is expensive, and I'll gladly fix it (as the
person who nuked {,DE}ALLOCATE_LOCAL after the nth security bug from

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