Another memleak in glib bindings

Rob Taylor robtaylor at
Fri Mar 17 08:44:32 PST 2006

Should be impossible to get an untyped pointer here, I suggest asserting.

Rob Taylor

John (J5) Palmieri wrote:
> Unfortunately if you have a pointer in there you are still going to
> leak.  Only boxed, string and object types would be guaranteed to be
> freed correctly.  Is there any way an untyped pointer could become part
> of the array?  Perhaps we should assert on pointers?
> On Fri, 2006-03-17 at 11:45 +0100, Jakub Stachowski wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Trying to send (or receive) array of complex types leads to quite big memory 
>> leak. In this case array is represented as GPtrArray and its contents are 
>> never freed after use. My application that sends/receives structs a lot grows 
>> ~70MB overnight :-(
>> Bugzilla entry is
>> with proposed patch (by Rob Taylor, I only added finishing touches) :
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