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Re: [Bug-readline] Memory leaks (identified with valgrind)

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [Bug-readline] Memory leaks (identified with valgrind)
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2016 15:20:16 -0500
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On 3/6/16 7:56 AM, Timothe Litt wrote:
> readline 6.3 under Fedora Linux.
> (same failures with 6.2)
> Any trivial program using readline leaks memory. 

These are not leaks; this is simply allocated memory to which the
application still has a handle when the program exits.

> There is also a reference to uninitialized memory.

I can't reproduce this using readline-7.0-rc1 on Mac OS X or RHEL 6.
Please provide a reference (no pun intended) to the uninitialized read.

> I suggest that readline establish an "atexit" function during initialization
> that will cleanup... or  (less desirable) provide a suitable function
> for the
> application to call "atexit".

I may add something like this in a future version.

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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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