[Bro-Dev] Memory leaks on git eds2245

Gregor Maier gregor at icir.org
Wed Sep 7 22:25:37 PDT 2011

On 9/7/11 17:10 , Robin Sommer wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 07, 2011 at 12:03 -0500, you wrote:
>> I'm finding that Bro leaks memory heavily whenever it drops packets,
> Seth/Gregor, could this still be SSL-related? Martin, any chance you
> could try without SSL to see if it shows the same behaviour?

I would guess so. The valgrind output definitely hints at that. I just 
don't know SSL or its analyzer at all, so I'm afraid I might not be much 
help :-(


(BTW, the memory problems I have/had weren't "real" leaks. One a SSL 
connection was done Bro would free the memory for it again. The problem 
is that many SSL connections can live for days and thus they ultimately 
consume memory like a "real" leak would).

Gregor Maier
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