[Snort-devel] Does snort free the memory upon a ctrl+C
mloftis at ...2776...
Wed Jun 15 10:32:29 EDT 2005
--On June 15, 2005 1:18:42 PM -0400 Adayadil Thomas
<adayadil.thomas at ...2499...> wrote:
> Upon receiving a ctrl+C or a seg fault, does snort free the memory
> that it had malloc-ed while storing session info and stream data ?
In the case of the SEGFAULT no. Just like any other program it's already
dead at that point. In the case of CTRL+C I think not either. *HOWEVER*
as with any program under Unix-en the kernel will cleanup after the program
exits no matter what. Windows even mostly does this, that's not to say
that any programmer should ever rely on this in a clean exit situation, but
if something untoward happens it cleans up.
This isn't really a ? for SNORT-DEVEL honestly...More like unix programming
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