Anonymous committed 5b8a94b

git cat-file: Fix memory leak in batch mode

When run in batch mode, git cat-file never frees the memory for the blob
contents it is printing. This quickly adds up and causes git-svn to be
hardly usable for imports of large svn repos, because it uses cat-file in
batch mode and cat-file's memory usage easily reaches several hundred MB
without any good reason.

Signed-off-by: Björn Steinbrink <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>

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 		write_or_die(1, contents, size);
+		free(contents);
 	return 0;