[geos-devel] [GEOS] #783: 2 GEOS specific Memory leaks when using spatialite

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Tue Jul 5 05:49:19 PDT 2016

#783: 2 GEOS specific Memory leaks when using spatialite
 Reporter:  mj10777      |      Owner:  geos-devel@…
     Type:  defect       |     Status:  new
 Priority:  trivial      |  Milestone:  3.5.1
Component:  Default      |    Version:  3.5.0
 Severity:  Unassigned   |   Keywords:  memory leak, GEOS_init_r,
                         |  GeometryFactory
 Here is a summery of 2 small memory leaks that occur when using


 == Valgrind messages ==
 by 0x9279260: geos::geom::GeometryFactory::GeometryFactory()
 by 0x927B764: geos::geom::GeometryFactory::getDefaultInstance()
 by 0x740CA6B: GEOS_init_r (geos_ts_c.cpp:165)

 == summery of my assumptions ^([#hn which may be wrong])^ ==
 The GEOS structure, created in GEOS_init_r and deleted in finishGEOS_r, is
 called GEOSContextHandle_HS and contains 3 pointers:

 const GeometryFactory *geomFactory;
 void *noticeData;
 void *errorData;

 This structure is deleted in
 without any checking if these pointer need to be freed.[[br]]
 geomFactory is the pointer that seems to be causing the memory leaks[[br]]

 == reproduction ^([#hn select_tables.sql contains 'SELECT name FROM
 sqlite_master;'])^ ==
 valgrind -v --leak-check=full --show-leak-kinds=all spatialite
 memory_leak.db < select_tables.sql

 I attempted to find a way to resolved this, but the solution that worked
 well for spatialite/rasterlite2 (first part), caused very bad side effects
 (crashing QGIS when called from within gdal-ogr) in other applications
 (second part).

 Sandro Furieri has confirmed the existence of this minor leak.

 It is, however, when using rasterlite2, the last leak from a spatial-
 related projects, libpixman being then being the only cause of leaks when
 using both of the libraries togeather. So it would be nice to get rid of

Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/geos/ticket/783>
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