Memory Leak with IcmpSendEcho ?

Tak Shing <>
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 04:27:05 -0700 (PDT)
Comfused... Please help

I am trying to check the network status in the 'thread' with
IcmpSendEcho function.
Here is my sample code;

// PingLeak.cpp

#include "stdafx.h"
#include <stdio.h>
#include <winsock2.h>
#include <iphlpapi.h>
#include <icmpapi.h>
#include <process.h>
#pragma comment(lib, "iphlpapi.lib")
#pragma comment(lib, "ws2_32.lib")

// Thread Stopper
BOOL bStopThread = FALSE;

void SendPing()
    char SendData[32] = "SendData";
    const DWORD dwReplySize = (sizeof (ICMP_ECHO_REPLY)) + sizeof

    BYTE* pReplyBuffer = new BYTE[dwReplySize];
    memset(pReplyBuffer, 0, dwReplySize);

    ULONG ipaddr = inet_addr("");

    HANDLE hIcmpFile = IcmpCreateFile();
    DWORD dwReturn = IcmpSendEcho(hIcmpFile, ipaddr, SendData,
sizeof(SendData), NULL, (LPVOID)pReplyBuffer, dwReplySize, 1000);

    delete [] pReplyBuffer;


unsigned __stdcall PingThreadFunc(void* pArgument)
    while (!bStopThread)

    return 0;

int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[])
    DWORD dwThreadId = 0;
    HANDLE hPingThread = (HANDLE)_beginthreadex(NULL, 0, (unsigned int
(__stdcall *)(void *))PingThreadFunc, NULL, 0, (unsigned

    Sleep(3*60*60*1000); // wait for 3 hours

    if (NULL != hPingThread)
        DWORD dwWait = WaitForSingleObject(hPingThread, 20000);
        if (WAIT_OBJECT_0 == dwWait)

    return 0;


When running this program, PrivateBytes of this process in taskmanager
increase continuously.
I tested running sample for 2 days, but the memory leaking found.
Strange to say, memory leaking repro in Windows 7 only.

I already know some issue that published by Microsoft,

But a example in above page is different with my sample.

Can anyone help me solve this issue ?

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