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pgsql: Fix memory leaks in record_out() and record_send().

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: pgsql-committers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: pgsql: Fix memory leaks in record_out() and record_send().
Date: 2012-11-13 19:46:20
Message-ID: E1TYMRA-0007W1-Af@gemulon.postgresql.org (view raw or flat)
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Fix memory leaks in record_out() and record_send().

record_out() leaks memory: it fails to free the strings returned by the
per-column output functions, and also is careless about detoasted values.
This results in a query-lifespan memory leakage when returning composite
values to the client, because printtup() runs the output functions in the
query-lifespan memory context.  Fix it to handle these issues the same way
printtup() does.  Also fix a similar leakage in record_send().

(At some point we might want to try to run output functions in
shorter-lived memory contexts, so that we don't need a zero-leakage policy
for them.  But that would be a significantly more invasive patch, which
doesn't seem like material for back-patching.)

In passing, use appendStringInfoCharMacro instead of appendStringInfoChar
in the innermost data-copying loop of record_out, to try to shave a few
cycles from this function's runtime.

Per trouble report from Carlos Henrique Reimer.  Back-patch to all
supported versions.

Branch
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REL8_3_STABLE

Details
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http://git.postgresql.org/pg/commitdiff/c027d84c81d5e07e58cd25ea38805d6f1ae4dfcd

Modified Files
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src/backend/utils/adt/rowtypes.c |   52 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------
1 files changed, 40 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)

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