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From "Travis Vitek (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (STDCXX-583) purify reports memory leak inside rw_putenv()
Date Tue, 09 Oct 2007 22:52:50 GMT
purify reports memory leak inside rw_putenv()

                 Key: STDCXX-583
             Project: C++ Standard Library
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: Test Driver
            Reporter: Travis Vitek
            Priority: Minor
         Attachments: 0.printf.log

rw_putenv() uses putenv() to add variables to the environment. Unfortunately putenv() actually
places the user provided string into the environment, so the string cannot be deallocated
immediately. The result is false positive memory leaks in tests that use rw_putenv().

One solution would be to use setenv() and unsetenv() on platforms that support them. This
avoids the memory leak. Another option would be to have rw_putenv() track the environment
strings that were added, then remove and deallocate them when the test driver is taken down.

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