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Re: memory leak in execute_simple_command when dofork is true


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: memory leak in execute_simple_command when dofork is true
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 14:20:39 -0400
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On 11/4/16 12:35 AM, Eduardo A. Bustamante López wrote:
> I ran the configure script with the following arguments:
> 
>     hp% ./configure CC=gcc-6 CFLAGS='-Wall -g -ggdb -O0 -fsanitize=address' 
> LDFLAGS=-fsanitize=address --without-bash-malloc
> 
> Which enables the LeakSanitizer 
> (https://github.com/google/sanitizers/wiki/AddressSanitizerLeakSanitizer).
> 
> It detected the following memory leak:

It `leaks' in the child process.  The parent eventually stores that memory
in the jobs list and frees it when the job is deleted.  The leaks don't
accumulate; they are individual to each child process.  It's never been a
big deal in practice.

Chet

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