Commit c1e7c3ae authored by Phillip Lougher's avatar Phillip Lougher Committed by H. Peter Anvin

bzip2/lzma/gzip: pre-boot malloc doesn't return NULL on failure

The trivial malloc implementation used in the pre-boot environment by the
decompressors returns a bad pointer on failure (falling through after
calling error).  This is doubly wrong - the callers expect malloc to
return NULL on failure, second the error function is intended to be
used by the decompressors to propagate errors to *their* callers.  The
decompressors have no access to any state set by the error function.
Signed-off-by: default avatarPhillip Lougher <>
LKML-Reference: <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarH. Peter Anvin <>
parent 23637568
......@@ -25,7 +25,7 @@ static void *malloc(int size)
void *p;
if (size < 0)
error("Malloc error");
return NULL;
if (!malloc_ptr)
malloc_ptr = free_mem_ptr;
......@@ -35,7 +35,7 @@ static void *malloc(int size)
malloc_ptr += size;
if (free_mem_end_ptr && malloc_ptr >= free_mem_end_ptr)
error("Out of memory");
return NULL;
return p;
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