CVS update: samba/source/nsswitch

Tim Potter tpot at
Sun Nov 2 23:26:59 GMT 2003

On Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 11:51:36PM +0000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:

> My manpage for putenv() indicates (I think...) that a copy of the
> string is *not* used, and as such the string should remain in memory
> as long as the environment variable is set.  Your code calls free()
> right after it is set.


> The thing that has me confused is why we need to malloc anything here
> at all.  Why not just use two constant strings, firm in the knowledge
> that they never need to be allocated or free()ed.

Hey that's a good idea - thanks.  (-:


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