[openssl-commits] [openssl] master update

Rich Salz rsalz at openssl.org
Thu Nov 3 19:25:03 UTC 2016

The branch master has been updated
       via  00bb5504cc62693e05ff4e699f379011c55ecc84 (commit)
      from  6d4bc8a3d2c2f7701588bbfdea80a1f7a3973f26 (commit)

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commit 00bb5504cc62693e05ff4e699f379011c55ecc84
Author: Rich Salz <rsalz at openssl.org>
Date:   Thu Nov 3 13:16:26 2016 -0400

    Update CRYPTO_set_mem_debug() doc
    Reviewed-by: Richard Levitte <levitte at openssl.org>
    (Merged from https://github.com/openssl/openssl/pull/1842)


Summary of changes:
 doc/man3/OPENSSL_malloc.pod | 6 ++++--
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/man3/OPENSSL_malloc.pod b/doc/man3/OPENSSL_malloc.pod
index 50f0975..2104f43 100644
--- a/doc/man3/OPENSSL_malloc.pod
+++ b/doc/man3/OPENSSL_malloc.pod
@@ -135,8 +135,10 @@ at build-time).
 This adds some overhead by keeping a list of all memory allocations, and
 removes items from the list when they are free'd.
 This is most useful for identifying memory leaks.
-CRYPTO_set_mem_debug() turns this tracking on and off.  It is normally
-called at startup, but can be called at any time.
+CRYPTO_set_mem_debug() turns this tracking on and off.  In order to have
+any effect, is must be called before any of the allocation functions
+(e.g., CRYPTO_malloc()) are called, and is therefore normally one of the
+first lines of main() in an application.
 CRYPTO_mem_ctrl() provides fine-grained control of memory leak tracking.
 To enable tracking call CRYPTO_mem_ctrl() with a B<mode> argument of

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