Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] pcapng, must opt_commentstring be?0-terminated?
From: Chris Maynard <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 21:30:03 +0000 (UTC)
Martin Kaiser <[email protected]> writes:

> I was wondering why we need a static buffer at all. It looks like the
> intention is to keep using the same buffer for each option that we
> parse. When reading an option, how about checking the length first and
> then allocating the buffer dynamically? We could then remove the
> g_strdup() as well and use the allocated buffer to pass the option on to
> wiretap etc.

Your suggestion sounds good to me.

> My understandig is that g_strdup() allocates a copy that the caller must
> free. I don't think that at the moment, anybody is freeing the copy for
> the comment (or for any other option).

If there's a leak, then that should be fixed.  Care to open a bug report and
submit a patch?

- Chris