View Full Version : [C] Memory leak using CUPS libraries

May 6th, 2008, 05:24 PM
This may be an overspecific question regarding Apple's CUPS API (http://www.cups.org/documentation.php/api-cups.html).

I'm using the cupsGetDests() function to get the list of available printers. As it uses dynamic memory allocation, I have to use cupsFreeDests() afterwards... But no matter what I do, I get a 170000 bytes big memory leak (according to valgrind: over 9200 mallocs, and only 2900 free'd). Using free() makes libc complain...

So, question: Has someone experienced something like this before? I've been googling around and haven't find any reference to a memory leak in CUPS.

If not, possibly I'm causing this and I'm the one to blame, not Apple.


May 6th, 2008, 08:58 PM
False alarm: it's valgrind's fault, not detecting memory managed by SSL and other surrounding buffers used by libcups. Refer to http://www.cups.org/str.php?L2437

Sorry if someone was annoyed because of this.