SHGetMalloc API call is deprecated (in nsIconChannel.cpp)

RESOLVED FIXED in mozilla6

Status

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Core
ImageLib
RESOLVED FIXED
12 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: David Gardiner, Assigned: David Gardiner)

Tracking

Trunk
mozilla6
x86
Windows XP
Points:
---
Bug Flags:
in-testsuite -

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(Not tracked)

Details

Attachments

(2 attachments)

(Assignee)

Description

12 years ago
/modules/libpr0n/decoders/icon/win/nsIconChannel.cpp, line 265 -- hr =
::SHGetMalloc(&pMalloc);

According to the MSDN documentation
(http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/shellcc/platform/shell/reference/functions/shgetmalloc.asp)

"This function should no longer be used. Use the CoTaskMemFree and
CoTaskMemAlloc functions in its place"

-dave
(Assignee)

Comment 1

12 years ago
Created attachment 176124 [details] [diff] [review]
Use CoTaskMemFree to release memory
Attachment #176124 - Flags: review?(pavlov)

Comment 2

12 years ago
reading that document seems to imply that if we start using CoTaskMem* that
we'll need to link against ole32.dll.... do we already do that or would it be a
new dependancy?  If its new, we might want to avoid doing this.
(Assignee)

Comment 3

12 years ago
I did need to add a reference to the ole32 library, though for the number of
occasions in Mozilla code that used this API call, the image library was the
only one so far that I needed to do that.

It is a new dependency for the image library, but I guess you have to weigh that
up against the fact that Microsoft have said that the current API call we are
using is deprecated, and the alternative one is supported since at least win95
so we aren't losing any platform support.

Also, if I'm reading
http://weblogs.asp.net/oldnewthing/archive/2004/07/05/173226.aspx correctly, it
appears that we end up using OLE32 in anycase (on WinXP at least), so there's
probably not much difference.

-dave

Comment 4

12 years ago
At the end of the day, SHGetMalloc is an old hack to avoid loading OLE when in
fact it should have been loaded, and points to OLE as soon as any other
application in the system starts using the real OLE.

I doubt libpr0n is actually used by anybody who doesn't have the real OLE too,
so there's no real reason not to keep using this hack.

Updated

10 years ago
Assignee: pavlov → nobody
QA Contact: imagelib
Attachment #176124 - Flags: review?(pavlov) → review?(joe)
Comment on attachment 176124 [details] [diff] [review]
Use CoTaskMemFree to release memory

This is an incredibly old patch, entirely bitrotten, but I approve of it in principle once it has been tryservered. If someone wants to update it to work and commit it, you have my blessing.
Attachment #176124 - Flags: review?(joe) → review+
Created attachment 528959 [details] [diff] [review]
unbitrotted
I pushed this patch to tryserver.
http://tbpl.mozilla.org/?tree=Try&rev=dd52e62b0042
Test failures look to be unrelated (caused by bug 647176, bug 647570, and bug 652301).
Keywords: checkin-needed
> bug 647176
Sorry, bug 647126

Updated

6 years ago
Assignee: nobody → David.R.Gardiner
http://hg.mozilla.org/projects/cedar/rev/ef5eafbf53ad
Flags: in-testsuite-
Keywords: checkin-needed
Whiteboard: [fixed-in-cedar]
http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/ef5eafbf53ad

David, thank you for the patch!
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: [fixed-in-cedar]
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla6
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