Fix implementation-specific behavior in gcm_test.c

gcm_test.c includes a test case that does a 'malloc(0)'. This test case
currently fails if malloc(0) returns NULL.  According to the standard,
malloc's behavior with a size of 0is implementation specific and may
either be NULL or another pointer suitable to be passed to free().  This
change modifies gcm_test.c to handle a return value of NULL.  It has
been tested with a custom allocator on an experimental branch.

Change-Id: I35514ec9735cedffc621f7dfae42b4c6664a1766
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
1 file changed
tree: 7218e07cb3dbc6ceabb8a6d3b7b7696d0f0a2a9a
  1. .clang-format
  2. .gitignore
  4. CMakeLists.txt
  11. codereview.settings
  12. crypto/
  13. decrepit/
  14. fuzz/
  15. include/
  16. ssl/
  17. tool/
  18. util/


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