Failure to reconnect to ldaps server after idle_timeout

Graham Leggett minfrin at
Wed Mar 11 16:30:33 CET 2015

On 11 Mar 2015, at 4:48 PM, Matthew Newton <mcn4 at> wrote:

> Oh nasty. That's exactly what I've just been through with the
> Samba guys. I did a patch that used thread local storage, but then
> in the best case you end up likely to leak memory because the
> right destructor isn't called, or worse the library is unloaded
> but there are still pointers left for destructor functions in some
> threads, leading to crashes.
> Solution? Nice clean initialise and free functions, then pass the
> context into everything you use. All the messy heuristics go out
> of the window and everyone is happy.
> Agreed, there is no real solution for FreeRADIUS to work around it
> in this case; the library needs fixing.

I don’t follow - how does libldap work with software like httpd, but not work with freeradius?


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