[openssl-users] Initialising OpenSSL more than once - how do we handle this?

Marty G martygalyean at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 19:43:32 UTC 2018

On 07/30/2018 03:27 PM, Viktor Dukhovni wrote:

> The only time such "leaks" come into play is process exit and library
> unload.  My advice is to not unload the library and to accept the
> fact that a small fixed amount of memory might not be deallocated
> at exit.  Typically, even "valgrind" will not report "leaks" for
> addresses that are still referenced, so the static allocations
> are not a problem.
> Spending valuable cycles to eliminate these is not the most productive
> use of our time.
How often does a process exit?  Only once.  After a process running for 
billions of cycles in thousands or millions of loops and whatnot I 
hardly think the relative few at the end for clean up could remotely be 
considered "valuable" relative to the total number of cycles executed in 
life of the process.  Unless you are talking about developer's time and 
not the processes time.  In which case I still disagree, but it is your 
time not mine so I won't go there.  I think the forest is being missed 
for the trees here, but I'm going to bow out as I've said my piece

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