[Rpm-maint] rpmdbNextIterator: memory leakage?

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at redhat.com
Fri Dec 21 08:13:29 UTC 2007

On Wed, 19 Dec 2007, Pazzo Da Legare wrote:

> Dear All again,
> In my previous message I asked about querying and freeing
> resource....while I'm waiting for your help I'm still doing some test.
> Surely I'm wrong but it seems to me there is a memory leakage in the
> rpmdbNextIterator()....in my configuration it leaks 990 bytes each
> time I call the function dumpPackages...or probably I'm wrong...

Hmm.. I can't reproduce that signature related leak. What version of rpm 
is this?

A few general comments:
- There's no need to explicitly open and close the rpmdb, it'll get lazily
   opened when needed and closed in rpmtsFree().
- You don't want to do generic rpm setup and open + closing of rpmdb in a
   loop. rpmReadConfigFiles() only needs to be called once in a program
   normally, and open+close of rpmdb isn't really a "free" operation so
   avoid repeating it unnecessarily. Create a transaction set, do
   everything you plan on doing on that single ts and then close it when

BTW to fully clean up the rpm environment you'll need to call various 
cleanup functions: rpmFreeRpmrc(), rpmFreeMacros() and whatnot, but these 
only show up in "still reachable" leaks in valgrind.

 	- Panu -

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