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From wr...@apache.org
Subject Re: apache-api/5812: apache server does not release memory (pool) automatically or when call ap_destroy_pool()
Date Sun, 01 Oct 2000 19:00:38 GMT
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Synopsis: apache server does not release memory (pool) automatically or when call ap_destroy_pool()

State-Changed-From-To: open-closed
State-Changed-By: wrowe
State-Changed-When: Sun Oct  1 12:00:37 PDT 2000
>I'm writing a module to replace my CGI scripts. Everything
>goes very smooth, except that I found out:
>- in every call to my module handler the system allocated 
>memory will not be free.

Nor should you expect malloc'ed memory to ever be freed
unless you do so (course 101: intro to c lang)

>- ex: I'm using libapreq in my code to receive a request, 
>and upload file. every upload file, my system have to 
>allocate a chunk of memory and never free it.

Then go back to that library and see what gc it does... this
reports database is strictly for apache's own code.

>- I tried to use subpool ap_make_sub_pool() out of r->pool 
>and destroy it as soon as I finish. I call ap_bytes_in_pool
>() and see the same size as before and after 

That's the cool thing, ap_palloc(r->pool), and when r->pool
is destroyed, so is your allocation.  You DON'T clean it up

>- I digged into alloc.c and found the defined tag: #define 
>ALLOC_USE_MALLOC. wow, after compile the apache with this 
>define the memory is free automatically. I don't even have 
>to destroy it.

I wouldn't play with this if I were you.

Hope this helped a bit

Class-Changed-From-To: sw-bug-mistaken
Class-Changed-By: wrowe
Class-Changed-When: Sun Oct  1 12:00:37 PDT 2000
Severity-Changed-From-To: critical-non-critical
Severity-Changed-By: wrowe
Severity-Changed-When: Sun Oct  1 12:00:37 PDT 2000

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