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Re: memory leak in getprotobyname()

From: Sven Neuhaus
Subject: Re: memory leak in getprotobyname()
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 15:05:57 +0100

--On 12/02/03 13:15:21 +0000 address@hidden wrote:

the following small C program leaks memory both on libc6 2.2.5-11.5
(woody)  and libc6 2.3.2-ds1-10 (debian unstable) (these are debian
linux package  version numbers).

I cannot reproduce this with:

Package: libc6
Version: 2.2.5-11.5

After running for 5 minutes, the program still requires a constant VSZ
of 1280k.  Are you using nscd perhaps?

NIS, but no nscd; kernel 2.4.20 SMP; gcc 2.95.4-14. Anything else that might cause it? I don't think we did any changes to /etc/procotols.
setprotoent(1) has no effect.

Now it gets weird: Upon receiving Wolframs email, I checked on another box with Debian stable (No NIS, kernel 2.4.23) and libc6 2.2.5-11.5 and it does not show the bug.

What else might cause this?


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