[Bro-Dev] #574: More exessive memory usage

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Fri Sep 16 08:04:02 PDT 2011

#574: More exessive memory usage
  Reporter:  gregor   |      Owner:
      Type:  Problem  |     Status:  new
  Priority:  High     |  Milestone:  Bro1.6
 Component:  Bro      |    Version:  git/master
Resolution:           |   Keywords:  beta

Comment (by jsiwek):

 > In general the C++ code should always check whether there's an event
 handler for a particular event before allocating val_list for it (both, to
 prevent leaks and to not waste time allocating stuff we never need). If it
 doesn't that's a bug. Do you know which event were causing the problem? We
 should try to fix the problem there too.

 The ones I was seeing were `Analyzer::ProtocolViolation()` creating the
 `protocol_confirmation` event when the DPD framework isn't loaded and thus
 that event has no handler body defined. (`procotol_violation` looks like
 it will behave similarly).

 Then there was `Reporter::Weird`s constructing `val_list`s when the notice
 framework wasn't loaded and there were no weird event handlers.

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