[gnutls-dev] Re: leak using gcrypt
jas at extundo.com
Wed Feb 9 18:54:05 CET 2005
"ZIGLIO, Frediano, VF-IT" <Frediano.Ziglio at vodafone.com> writes:
> Using gcrypt gnutls leak some memory (about 2 Kbi).
> Following a small program that leak memory
> #include <gnutls/gnutls.h>
> int main()
> return 0;
> gnutls_global_init calls gc_init to initialize gcrypt however
> gnutls_global_deinit does not call a gc_deinit (which doesn't even
> Leak appear in the call of gcry_check_version. From Valgrind log:
Thanks, I believe this is a known issue with libgcrypt. The memory
should not increase even if you init/deinit several times, as far as I
One of my goal is to make libgcrypt optional (although preferred), but
creating an abstract interface for the public-key operations required
some effort, and I don't have any resources to finish it right now.
It is possible to use Nettle for non-PK operations (hashing, symmetric
ciphers) today, though, but libgcrypt is still required.
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