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From Christoph Gröver <>
Subject Question about malloc / realloc in module
Date Wed, 14 Sep 2011 12:01:19 GMT

Hello list,

In a module I have to allocate and reallocate a chunk of memory.
Because (AFAIK) Apache or its libraries do not support reallocation
I use the standard functions malloc/realloc (and free), of course.

But what if there's a problem in another module?

Is it possible that due to some errors somewhere else the
malloc/realloc of my modules are run (and therefor memory is allocated)
but the corresponding free is not called, because the thread/process
had a strange ending.

So would this result in a memory leak? (if this happens often!)

Hope you can enlight me on this topic.


Christoph Gröver,

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