- free buffer storage allocated by a GSS-API function
cc [ flag... ] file... -lgss [ library... ] #include <gssapi/gssapi.h> OM_uint32 gss_release_buffer(OM_uint32 *minor_status, gss_buffer_tbuffer);
The gss_release_buffer() function frees buffer storage allocated by a GSS-API function. The gss_release_buffer() function also zeros the length field in the descriptor to which the buffer parameter refers, while the GSS-API function sets the pointer field in the descriptor to NULL. Any buffer object returned by a GSS-API function may be passed to gss_release_buffer(), even if no storage is associated with the buffer.
The parameter descriptions for gss_release_buffer() follow:
Mechanism-specific status code.
The storage associated with the buffer will be deleted. The gss_buffer_desc() object will not be freed; however, its length field will be zeroed.
The gss_release_buffer() function may return the following status codes:
The underlying mechanism detected an error for which no specific GSS status code is defined. The mechanism-specific status code reported by means of the minor_status parameter details the error condition.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: