Author pv
Recipients kermode, loewis, mark.dickinson, ncoghlan, pitrou, pv, rupole, teoliphant
Date 2011-02-13.14:35:09
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> Hmm, there's a misunderstanding. bf_releasebuffer is called exactly
> once for each call to bf_getbuffer.


static int
memory_getbuf(PyMemoryViewObject *self, Py_buffer *view, int flags)
    int res = 0;
    if (self->view.obj != NULL)
        res = PyObject_GetBuffer(self->view.obj, view, flags);
    if (view)
        dup_buffer(view, &self->view);
    return res;

After this, PyBuffer_Release will be called twice: once on the data in *view, by whoever acquired the buffer from memoryview, and once on self->view, by memory_dealloc. Both with the same bit-by-bit content of the Py_buffer structure.

Because there are two Py_buffer structures here, setting view.obj to NULL in PyBuffer_Release does not guarantee correct calls to bf_releasebuffer.

Note that the view.internal pointer is also clobbered above.

> >  So, `bf_releasebuffer` cannot rely on (i) the data in Py_buffer
> > being what `bf_getbuffer` put there,
> Well, why should it rely on that?

Because that makes implementing the exporter much easier. Also, writing an implementation for MemoryViewObject does not require clobbering the structure, and I doubt it helps much.

> > So, `bf_releasebuffer` cannot be used to release any resources
> > allocated in `bf_getbuffer`.
> AFAICT, it can. That's what the "internal" pointer is for.

Sure, guaranteeing that view->internal pointer is not toyed with would also be enough.

But the documentation should spell out very explicitly what the bf_releasebuffer call can rely on.
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