In our case the pointer/allocated string ownership is preferable moved
to the LDAPAVA object for both the value and attribute as the char* does
not have the same lifetime as the LDAPAVA object.
On 2018-11-30 14:51, Howard Chu wrote:
> Full_Name: Erik Lax
> Version: 2.4.46
> OS: Linux
> Submission from: (NULL) (184.108.40.206)
> It's possible to set the flag LDAP_AVA_FREE_VALUE to clear ber values on the
> LDAPAVA structure in ldapava_free() but it's not possible to set the
> LDAP_AVA_FREE_ATTR to clear attributes. I suspect OpenLDAP internals does not
> need to free attributes in this way (hence the missing code).
Attribute Types are usually constant strings, so right, there should be no need to free
> I'm building a custom LDAPAVA (LDAPDN) object and it would be useful to be able
> to set this flags to have it properly clean up both values and attributes in
It would be better to simply avoid the need to free them.