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Re: pam_getenv



Thanks Tomas.
I was refering to this document which refers ro SOLARIS APIs . Just
wanted to clarify on linux. Thanks so much.


http://cc.in2p3.fr/doc/phpman.php?parameter=pam_getenv&mode=man

On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 1:45 PM, Tomas Mraz <tmraz redhat com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-11-28 at 11:55 +0530, Sudarshan Soma wrote:
>> Hi All, Iam using pam_getenv in my PAM application. Can anyone please
>> let me know should i free the memory pointed to const char in my
>> application or its take care by libpam.
>>
>> I am bit confused. As per Documentation, it says the application
>> should free it. Is that true. Please advice.
>>
>>  buf = pam_getenv(pamh,"PRIMARY");
>>         if(buf != NULL && buf[0] != '\0' ) {
>>             if (strcmp(buf, "TRUE") == 0) {
>>                 printf("success\n ");
>>             }
>>         }
>>
>>         if (buf) {
>>             //free(buf); // is this reqd???
>>         }
>
> No, it must not be be freed, the pointer is pointing to memory managed
> by the pam library itself and freed on pam_end() call.
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