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Re: Re: Memory leak of curl lib (Daniel Stenberg)

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 10:39:51 +0200 (CEST)

On Mon, 12 Apr 2010, Howard Hu wrote:

You top-post, full-quote and repeated your question within an hour. I think
you need to calm down and read up on how mailing lists work and read our
etiquette page. I will not respond to repeating offenders.

> I built it on Windows platform, but not Linux. Can you help me to Check it
> on Windows?

No I can't. I don't use Windows and I don't develop on Windows. I happily
leave the windows-specific libcurl development to others.

Besides, what would my checking it help? You can perfectly well test that on
your own, and if you still see a leak, my advice would be:

1 - since the leak is probably a fixed amount of memory that won't grow over
     time I'd say you can safely ignore it and still be fine


2 - track down which OpenSSL call that doesn't free that memory, and see if
     there's a flaw in OpenSSL or the way libcurl uses OpenSSL and suggest the
     appropriate fix.

I of course assume that you first try the latest versions of libcurl and
OpenSSL to make sure that the problem hasn't already been adressed.

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