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Re: Memory Leak - DLL problem

Don Sharp - Re: Memory Leak - DLL problemRe: Memory Leak - DLL problem
From: Don Sharp <dwsharp at iee dot org>
To: gnuwin32 <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2002 21:13:56 +0100
Subject: Re: Memory Leak - DLL problem
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Tirth Sanyal wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been encountering a strange memory leak problem
> in my code which has prompted me to write a small
> program to isolate and demonstrate it. I have pasted
> the code at the bottom of the email.
> - In a DLL say libfoo, I define and export a class
> Base and also export a function "foo" whose interface
> is the following:
>   Base* foo(void)
> - "foo" instantiates an object of the class Base and
> returns a pointer to this object.
> - In my application (which has the main routine) I
> load the dynamic library libfoo, call function "foo"
> in it , get the pointer to the newly created object
> and immediately call "delete" on this pointer.
> - The destructor function of the class Base contained
> in the libfoo DLL is called.

There is an article called 'DLL Maintenance Made Easy'  by Geoff
Vandegrift . It used to be at but best to do a Google search.

It explains, among other things, how to  "wrap" memory allocations and
de-allocations so that you don't get leakage problem from allocating
memory on one heap and de-allocating in another.


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