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.TH ARES_FREE_DATA 3 "5 March 2010"
.SH NAME
ares_free_data \- Free data allocated by several c-ares functions
.SH SYNOPSIS
.nf
.B #include <ares.h>
.PP
.B void ares_free_data(void *\fIdataptr\fP)
.PP
.B cc file.c -lcares
.fi
.SH DESCRIPTION
.PP
The
.B 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.
.TP 5
.B 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).
.TP
.B 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.
.TP
.B 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.
.TP
.B 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.
.TP
.B ares_parse_soa_reply(3)
When used to free the data returned by ares_parse_soa_reply(3) this
will free the ares_soa_reply structure, along with any additional storage
associated with those structure.
.SH RETURN VALUE
The ares_free_data() function does not return a value.
.SH AVAILABILITY
This function was first introduced in c-ares version 1.7.0.
.SH SEE ALSO
.BR ares_get_servers(3),
.BR ares_parse_srv_reply(3),
.BR ares_parse_mx_reply(3),
.BR ares_parse_txt_reply(3),
.BR ares_parse_soa_reply(3)
.SH AUTHOR
Yang Tse
.PP
Copyright 1998 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Copyright (C) 2004-2010 by Daniel Stenberg.
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