Manual Reference Pages - BN_CTX_SECURE_NEW (3)
BN_CTX_new, BN_CTX_secure_new, BN_CTX_init, BN_CTX_free - allocate and free BN_CTX structures
void BN_CTX_free(BN_CTX *c);
A BN_CTX is a structure that holds BIGNUM temporary variables used by
library functions. Since dynamic memory allocation to create BIGNUMs
is rather expensive when used in conjunction with repeated subroutine
calls, the BN_CTX structure is used.
BN_CTX_new() allocates and initializes a BN_CTX structure.
BN_CTX_secure_new() allocates and initializes a BN_CTX structure
but uses the secure heap (see CRYPTO_secure_malloc(3)) to hold the
BN_CTX_free() frees the components of the BN_CTX, and if it was
created by BN_CTX_new(), also the structure itself.
If BN_CTX_start(3) has been used on the BN_CTX,
BN_CTX_end(3) must be called before the BN_CTX
may be freed by BN_CTX_free().
If c is NULL, nothing is done.
BN_CTX_new() and BN_CTX_secure_new() return a pointer to the BN_CTX.
If the allocation fails,
they return NULL and sets an error code that can be obtained by
BN_CTX_free() has no return values.
void BN_CTX_init(BN_CTX *c);
BN_CTX_init() is no longer available as of OpenSSL 1.1.0. Applications should
replace use of BN_CTX_init with BN_CTX_new instead:
ctx = BN_CTX_new();
if(!ctx) /* Handle error */
bn(3), ERR_get_error(3), BN_add(3),
BN_CTX_init() was removed in OpenSSL 1.1.0.
|1.1.0-pre3 ||BN_CTX_NEW (3) ||2016-02-15 |
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