? What REALLY happens when you don't free after malloc?

This has been something that has bothered me for ages now.We are all taught in school (at least, I was) that you MUST free every pointer that is allocated. I'm a bit curious, though, about the real c
 ? What REALLY happens when you don't free after malloc?

This has been something that has bothered me for ages now.We are all taught in school (at least, I was) that you MUST free every pointer that is allocated. I'm a bit curious, though, about the real c
 ? What REALLY happens when you don't free after malloc?

This has been something that has bothered me for ages now.We are all taught in school (at least, I was) that you MUST free every pointer that is allocated. I'm a bit curious, though, about the real c
 ? C malloc() memory space released after program ends?

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 ? Does this program have a memory leak?

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 ? Is it really important to free allocated memory if the program's just about to exit?

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 ? Is necessary to do a free(string) before end a program?

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 ? When a program terminates what happens to the memory allocated using malloc that is not free'ed?

Say I have the following program#include <stdio.h>#include <stdlib.h>int main(void) { int * i; if ((i = malloc(sizeof(int) * 100)) == NULL) { printf("EROOR: unable to allocate
 ? Segmentation fault when malloc/free appear in loop in C

I have a program that basically looks like: typedef struct cpl_def { int A; int B; int OK; struct cpls *link; }cpls; int
 ? Intricacies of malloc and free

I have two related questions hence I am asking them in this single thread.Q1) How can I confirm if my OS is clearing un-"free"'ed memory (allocated using malloc) automatically when a program terminate
 ? Puzzling behavior, malloc and free(), with libuv

Using the sample code to learn about libuv I have come across a side effect I don't understand for sure. The code uses malloc() to obtain memory to store data from a client on the network and then sen
 ? Simple test of malloc and free with int pointer causes double free or corruption error

To learn more about pointers I wrote just a simple test function which creates a pointer, allocates space ande after some output on the shell the space shall be freed.void main() { int *p = (int*) ma
 ? Kernighan & Ritchie malloc free logic

I have spent hours on one particular condition in free() implementation. I have searched the web and stackoverflow to see if anyone else discussed this, but i found none. I understand the general id
 ? C malloc and free

I was taught that if you do malloc(), but you don't free(), the memory will stay taken until a restart happens. Well, I of course tested it. A very simple code:#include <stdlib.h>int main(void){
 ? How is malloc() implemented internally?

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 ? How does C free() work?

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