#include <openssl/bio.h> BIO * BIO_new(const BIO_METHOD *type); int BIO_up_ref(BIO *a); int BIO_free(BIO *a); void BIO_vfree(BIO *a); void BIO_free_all(BIO *a);
The BIO_new() function returns a new BIO using method type.
BIO_up_ref() increments the reference count associated with the BIO object.
BIO_free() frees up a single BIO, BIO_vfree() also frees up a single BIO but it does not return a value. If a is NULL nothing is done. Calling BIO_free() may also have some effect on the underlying I/O structure, for example it may close the file being referred to under certain circumstances. For more details see the individual BIO_METHOD descriptions.
BIO_free_all() frees up an entire BIO chain, it does not halt if an error occurs freeing up an individual BIO in the chain. If a is NULL nothing is done.
BIO_new() returns a newly created BIO or NULL if the call fails.
BIO_up_ref() and BIO_free() return 1 for success and 0 for failure.
BIO_free_all() and BIO_vfree() do not return values.
If BIO_free() is called on a BIO chain it will only free one BIO resulting in a memory leak.
Calling BIO_free_all() on a single BIO has the same effect as calling BIO_free() on it other than the discarded return value.
BIO_set() was removed in OpenSSL 1.1.0 as BIO type is now opaque.
Create a memory BIO:
BIO *mem = BIO_new(BIO_s_mem());
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The man pages BIO_free.3ssl(3), BIO_free_all.3ssl(3), BIO_up_ref.3ssl(3) and BIO_vfree.3ssl(3) are aliases of BIO_new.3ssl(3).