Closed Bug 284156 Opened 15 years ago Closed 9 years ago

SHGetMalloc API call is deprecated (in nsIconChannel.cpp)


(Core :: ImageLib, defect)

Windows XP
Not set





(Reporter: David.R.Gardiner, Assigned: David.R.Gardiner)




(2 files)

/modules/libpr0n/decoders/icon/win/nsIconChannel.cpp, line 265 -- hr =

According to the MSDN documentation

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

Attachment #176124 - Flags: review?(pavlov)
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.
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 correctly, it
appears that we end up using OLE32 in anycase (on WinXP at least), so there's
probably not much difference.

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.

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+
I pushed this patch to tryserver.
Test failures look to be unrelated (caused by bug 647176, bug 647570, and bug 652301).
Keywords: checkin-needed
Assignee: nobody → David.R.Gardiner
Flags: in-testsuite-
Keywords: checkin-needed
Whiteboard: [fixed-in-cedar]

David, thank you for the patch!
Closed: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: [fixed-in-cedar]
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla6
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