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Old 07-08-2002, 02:08 PM   #1
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generic C/C++: memory leak in shared lib/DLL


A very generic question:

Is it true that when the shared lib is unloaded - by dlclose() - the memory allocated in the above shared lib - using operator "new" - is automatically released?

If this is true that shared lib releases all memory allocated within it when unloaded, it would be a quite useful feature to correct memory leak in an application - just pushing the leaking part into a shared lib.
Unfortunately, I can not find any reference about this wonderful feature.

Can somwone give me a hint?



ps, I have found it seems to be true in Windows DLL.


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