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ARES_FREE_DATA

ARES_FREE_DATA

Section: C Library Functions (3) Updated: 5 March 2010
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NAME

ares_free_data - Free data allocated by several c-ares functions  

SYNOPSIS

#include <ares.h>

void ares_free_data(void *dataptr)

cc file.c -lcares
 

DESCRIPTION

The ares_free_data(3) function frees one or more data structures allocated and returned by several c-ares functions. Specifically the data returned by the following list of functions must be deallocated using this function.

ares_get_servers(3)
When used to free the data returned by ares_get_servers(3) this will free the whole linked list of ares_addr_node structures returned by ares_get_servers(3).
ares_parse_srv_reply(3)
When used to free the data returned by ares_parse_srv_reply(3) this will free the whole linked list of ares_srv_reply structures returned by ares_parse_srv_reply(3), along with any additional storage associated with those structures.
ares_parse_mx_reply(3)
When used to free the data returned by ares_parse_mx_reply(3) this will free the whole linked list of ares_mx_reply structures returned by ares_parse_mx_reply(3), along with any additional storage associated with those structures.
ares_parse_txt_reply(3)
When used to free the data returned by ares_parse_txt_reply(3) this will free the whole linked list of ares_txt_reply structures returned by ares_parse_txt_reply(3), along with any additional storage associated with those structures.
 

RETURN VALUE

The ares_free_data() function does not return a value.  

AVAILABILITY

This function was first introduced in c-ares version 1.7.0.  

SEE ALSO

ares_get_servers(3), ares_parse_srv_reply(3), ares_parse_mx_reply(3), ares_parse_txt_reply(3)  

AUTHOR

Yang Tse

Copyright 1998 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Copyright (C) 2004-2010 by Daniel Stenberg.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
AVAILABILITY
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

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