fix accidental corrdump

zjd zjd5536 at
Thu Sep 29 08:30:45 UTC 2022

Actually, I'm not sure where is coredump; So I think  l->alloc=NULL after free(l-alloc) is reasonable, because  l->alloc's address can be reused in the pool. 
Of course, memzero  after get mem from the pool can be  solved  about this question.But for example, ngx_array_push maybe reuse l->alloc's address, and ngx_array_push is not memzero from the start  of get memory.
So I think  l->alloc=NULL after free(l-alloc) is necessary.  Thanks for discussing this with me

At 2022-09-29 00:03:24, "Maxim Dounin" <mdounin at> wrote:
>On Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 10:56:15AM +0800, zjd wrote:
>> my module is such:
>> The pool is created with ngx_create_pool  in 
>> module_init_process; I get momery from the pool in the start of 
>> each request, and then use ngx_reset_pool in the end of  each 
>> request.
>> The ngx_reset_pool  take pool->large each alloc  pointer return 
>> to pool, and each alloc pointer  is wild pointer.
>>  And When  another  get momery from the pool  in next request or 
>>  next next request..., I maybe get wild pointer address and 
>>  access inaccessible addresses, and then coredump.
>> maybe  the describe is simple in last mail.
>Ok, so from your description you are getting segfaults, and you 
>don't know why.
>Note that the ngx_reset_pool() function clears pool->large, and 
>also frees all the ngx_pool_large_t structures (since it resets 
>all pool blocks).  That is, l->alloc you are clearing in your 
>patch is not expected to be used anywhere.  If clearing it helps, 
>this suggests that there is a bug in your module which results in 
>this freed memory to be used somehow.
>While clearing l->alloc might appear to help, most likely it is 
>just hiding a bug in your module.  Correct solution would be to 
>find the bug in your module and fix it.
>Maxim Dounin
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