Bug 207406 - Memory leak in krb5-auth-dialog
Summary: Memory leak in krb5-auth-dialog
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: krb5-auth-dialog
Version: 5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christopher Aillon
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
Blocks: FC5Update
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-09-20 22:40 UTC by Simon Wilkinson
Modified: 2008-04-04 10:17 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-04-04 10:17:10 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Fix for creds structure leak (1.11 KB, patch)
2006-09-20 22:40 UTC, Simon Wilkinson
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Description Simon Wilkinson 2006-09-20 22:40:44 UTC
Description of problem:

krb5-auth-dialog leaks memory every time it renews a 
credential - in a long running login session, this can 
become significant.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Renew credentials repeatedly
2. Watch memory usage grow

(Alternatively, attach valgrind and look at the leaked 
block report)
Actual results:

Memory is leaked

Expected results:

No memory is leaked

Additional info:

I'll attach the patch we're using locally for this issue. I should 
note that the commit to Gnome CVS which added support 
for renewable credentials also fixes the problem - so an 
alternative solution to the patch would be to upgrade 
the CVS revision in use.


Comment 1 Simon Wilkinson 2006-09-20 22:40:44 UTC
Created attachment 136793 [details]
Fix for creds structure leak

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 03:48:31 UTC
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Comment 3 Simon Wilkinson 2008-04-04 10:17:10 UTC
This bug is resolved by the later versions of the package in newer versions of Fedora.

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