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From Ivan Zhakov <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r1694533 - /subversion/trunk/subversion/libsvn_ra_svn/marshal.c
Date Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:31:10 GMT
On 26 August 2015 at 11:18, Branko ─îibej <> wrote:
> On 25.08.2015 23:08, Stefan Fuhrmann wrote:
>>> All right, so I figured that the difference is that apr_array_make does
>>> two allocations compared to one in this code. Still: relying on
>>> knowledge of APR implementation details is a really bad idea.
>> The structure definition of apr_array_header_t is part of
>> the public API, i.e. will never change.
> The semantics might, even if the shape of the structure itself doesn't.
>>> As it
>>> stands, APR will correctly resize this array if necessary; but there's
>>> no guarantee that, sometime in the future, resizing such arrays would
>>> fail horribly.
>> Even if that was true, the resize is done outside APR as
>> well - a few lines further down.
> Indeed it is ... and that code is essentially a copy-paste from
> apr_tables.c.
> I still think this kind of performance hack belongs in APR. Users that
> don't have a new-enough APR won't get the performance boost, but on the
> other hand, the kind of bug that started this discussion will stay out
> of our code.
> I think we've had our fair share of alignment bugs with all the
> hand-crafted allocations etc.; we may as well stop now.

Ivan Zhakov

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