[Help-gnutls] gnutls_dh_params_generate2() leaks file descriptor to /dev/urandom?

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at gnutls.org
Fri Aug 19 18:03:03 CEST 2005

Christian Parpart wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm valgrinding my application since a few days, and also ran into 
> a file descriptor leak within gnutls_dh_params_generate2();
> The following fragment is the backtrace generated by valgrind 
> at the time of where the file descriptor has been allocated in:
> Well, is there anything I need to call as cleanup routine? Or why is it 
> holding a link up to /dev/urandom all the runtime over and w/o closing at 
> shutdown?

As far as I remember this is normal libgcrypt behaviour. Some structures 
never get deinitialized. But to be sure I'd suggest to forward your mail 
to the libgcrypt-dev list.


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