changeset 17441:4b1922190fd5

xalloc-oversized: relax license to LGPLv2+ Unlike the bulk of xalloc* which calls exit() on allocation failure, and thus is unacceptable in a library, the xalloc-oversized.h header is a mere macro that makes checks for allocation overflow possible in all sorts of portable code. In fact, the LGPLv2+ module malloca already has a copy of this check, arguing that this header is more useful under a permissive license. See also this thread. * modules/xalloc-oversized (License): Change from GPLv3+. Signed-off-by: Eric Blake <>
author Eric Blake <>
date Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:38:07 -0600
parents 0d0daceb5bdd
children f397e0c78a14
files ChangeLog modules/xalloc-oversized
diffstat 2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-) [+]
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 2013-07-03  Eric Blake  <>
+	xalloc-oversized: relax license to LGPLv2+
+	* modules/xalloc-oversized (License): Change from GPLv3+.
 	nproc: relax license to LGPLv2+
 	* modules/nproc (License): Change from LGPLv3+.
--- a/modules/xalloc-oversized
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