17843RE: [Fwd: Re: GVIM 5.7 for pc has memory leak!]
- Feb 1, 2001
> * Yoong Hor Meng <yhm@...>:Err... let's see
> > I compiled gvim 57 myself. I detected that there is a huge
> > memory leak (about 68K). The biggest leak happen when vim/gvim
> > call lalloc(size, message). It allocated memory but never free.
> > Other are such as in os_w32exe.c
> > pszNewCmdLine = (char *)malloc(STRLEN(lpszCmdLine) + STRLEN(prog) +
near start of WinMain:
pszNewCmdLine = (char *)malloc(STRLEN(lpszCmdLine) + STRLEN(prog) + 4);
at end of WinMain
I suspect that this is the hoary old business which has happened before...
runs Vim using (for example) the VC debug libraries and gets "memory leak!"
on exit, which are in fact for one-off allocations which Vim is letting the
OS clean up
at program exit, rather than waste time calling free() for everything. The
that adding those free()'s wouldn't reduce Vim's memory footprint one iota.
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