Author vstinner
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Date 2017-10-25.14:18:51
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"I tried to build CPython on 64-bit OpenBSD. It was built successfully, but tests crash."

It's the first time that anyone complains about _PyMem_DebugRawRealloc(). The behaviour seems to be very specific to OpenBSD.

Even if the current code is "weird", it works very well and is effecient.

I proposed attached PR 4119 which makes _PyMem_DebugRawRealloc() behaves correctly: erase bytes *before* calling realloc(), but keeps a copy if realloc() fails. My PR only changes the behaviour on OpenBSD. It keeps the current behaviour (erase bytes *after* realloc, if realloc succeeded) on other platforms for performance reasons.
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