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* [newlib-cygwin] libc/stdlib: Fix build failure in nano_calloc
@ 2020-08-13  8:00 Corinna Vinschen
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From: Corinna Vinschen @ 2020-08-13  8:00 UTC (permalink / raw)
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commit ab215e3dd18530f6f289fbbb26368e09a540c024
Author: Craig Blackmore <>
Date:   Wed Aug 12 15:33:23 2020 +0100

    libc/stdlib: Fix build failure in nano_calloc
    commit 588a5e1ddebdf6d74391c7409680ea20e050c0e1 added a non-reentrant
    call to nano_malloc which causes a build failure if INTERNAL_NEWLIB is
    Here is a snippet of the error:
    In file included from .../newlib/newlib/libc/stdlib/nano-mallocr.c:38:
    .../newlib/newlib/libc/include/malloc.h:42:25: note: expected 'struct _reent *' but argument is of type 'ptrdiff_t' {aka 'int'}
       42 | extern void *_malloc_r (struct _reent *, size_t);
          |                         ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    .../newlib/newlib/libc/stdlib/nano-mallocr.c:67:22: error: too few arguments to function '_malloc_r'
       67 | #define nano_malloc  _malloc_r
          |                      ^~~~~~~~~
    .../newlib/newlib/libc/stdlib/nano-mallocr.c:456:11: note: in expansion of macro 'nano_malloc'
      456 |     mem = nano_malloc(bytes);
          |           ^~~~~~~~~~~
    In file included from .../newlib/newlib/libc/stdlib/nano-mallocr.c:38:
    .../newlib/newlib/libc/include/malloc.h:42:14: note: declared here
       42 | extern void *_malloc_r (struct _reent *, size_t);
          |              ^~~~~~~~~
    .../newlib/newlib/libc/stdlib/nano-mallocr.c:43: warning: "assert" redefined
       43 | #define assert(x) ((void)0)
    This patch adds a missing RCALL to the args when calling nano_malloc
    from nano_calloc, so that if the call is reentrant, reent_ptr is passed
    as the first argument.
    The variable `bytes` (also added in 588a5e1d) has been changed from a
    `ptrdiff_t` to `malloc_size_t` as it does not need to be signed. It is
    used to store the product of two unsigned malloc_size_t variables and
    then iff there was no overflow is it passed to malloc and memset which
    both expect size_t which is unsigned.
    Signed-off-by: Craig Blackmore <>

 newlib/libc/stdlib/nano-mallocr.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/newlib/libc/stdlib/nano-mallocr.c b/newlib/libc/stdlib/nano-mallocr.c
index 04465eb9e..9c59cff73 100644
--- a/newlib/libc/stdlib/nano-mallocr.c
+++ b/newlib/libc/stdlib/nano-mallocr.c
@@ -445,7 +445,7 @@ void nano_cfree(RARG void * ptr)
  * Implement calloc simply by calling malloc and set zero */
 void * nano_calloc(RARG malloc_size_t n, malloc_size_t elem)
-    ptrdiff_t bytes;
+    malloc_size_t bytes;
     void * mem;
     if (__builtin_mul_overflow (n, elem, &bytes))
@@ -453,7 +453,7 @@ void * nano_calloc(RARG malloc_size_t n, malloc_size_t elem)
         RERRNO = ENOMEM;
         return NULL;
-    mem = nano_malloc(bytes);
+    mem = nano_malloc(RCALL bytes);
     if (mem != NULL) memset(mem, 0, bytes);
     return mem;

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