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From Cliff Woolley <cliffwool...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: apr_bucket_destroy & APR memory management
Date Fri, 03 Aug 2001 01:04:40 GMT
On Thu, 2 Aug 2001, Bill Stoddard wrote:

> Fix 1... Pass the entire bucket to the destroy function and let
> destroy free the bucket right before return.
> #define apr_bucket_destroy(e) do { \
>     e->type->destroy(e); \  /* e is freed in destroy() */
> } while(0)
> One irritation with this method is that the destroy() function is
> called internal in many of the bucket functions (search for
> file_destroy() in apr_bucket_file to see what I mean).

That's the whole problem, yeah.  -1.

> Fix 2 Define a new field in the generic bucket structure, a pointer to
> a function to free the bucket. For example:
> #define apr_bucket_destroy(e) do { \
>     e->type->destroy(e->data); \
>     e->type->free(e); \
> } while(0)
> This requires each bucket implement a free() function.
> Any strong opinions on which way to go (or suggestions for an entirely
> different solution)?  I'll implement whichever one the group decides
> on.

+0.9 It should be really easy, in fact... just stick free itself in for
that function pointer in all currently implemented bucket types.  No need
to implement anything.

However: once we switch buckets to use SMS, none of this will really be
necessary... s/free/apr_sms_free/ in the apr_bucket_destroy() macro, and
then SMS handles the polymorphism for you.  Just a thought.


   Cliff Woolley
   Charlottesville, VA

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