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From Howard Fear <>
Subject Re: alloc.c etc.
Date Tue, 14 Jan 1997 15:16:32 GMT

Sameer (I think) wrote:
>      How does this stuff work? I'm trying to track down a memory
> leak... writes:
> The only way something can leak is
> if it gets into some sort of loop and keeps asking for more pools.
> A second way something could leak is if it goes around the pool scheme and
> does a malloc() on its own without free'ing the memory.  Perhaps a module
> somewhere is calling strdup() or even malloc() directly in your code?

One other possibility is a memory leak in some other OS routine.
For example, I know some (all?) versions of the regex stuff on
linux leak.  Which I why I recommended using ours on Linux.

Howard Fear      I'm just a country perl hacker Jim.

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