KControl leak and changes in some kcm modules

Albert Astals Cid astals11 at terra.es
Tue Jan 20 22:47:50 GMT 2004

A Dimarts 20 Gener 2004 23:44, Waldo Bastian va escriure:
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> On Tue January 20 2004 23:23, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> > Hi, today i discovered some memory leakage in kcontrol toplevel.cpp, it
> > was calling aboutData that returns a pointer to a KAboutData but never
> > deleting it. I tried to fix it, but then realized that some kcm modules
> > don't return a new KAboutData pointer each time. Some return a class
> > member and some have a static variable, but the most return a new
> > KAboutData each time, so i have looked at the CVS and chagned the few
> > that didn't return a new KAboutData each time to do so. Here come the
> > patches.
> >
> > Can you please review them and tell me if i can commit them.
> This is a bit dangerous because there may be third party kcm modules that
> return a class member as well and with these changes they will now crash.

I know and i've also thought about it, but if not that way, how is the memory 
leak going to be sorted? 
If it is put in head now, it will be tested for KDE 3.3 or 4.0 with enough 
time and most of possible third party kcm modules will be fixed, i am not 
saying it should go to the 3.2 branch.

> Cheers,
> Waldo
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