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NAME

clean_up - periodically called in inactive objects

SYNOPSIS

int clean_up( int inherited );

DESCRIPTION

The  clean_up()  function is called by the driver on a regular basis in
all objects  that  have  been  inactive  for  the  time  specified  for
clean_up()  in  the  runtime configuration file.  One flag is passed to
the function, specifying whether or not the object has been  inheritted
by  anything.  If clean_up() returns 0, clean_up() will never be called
again on that object.  If it returns 1, it will be  called  again  when
the object remains inactive for the specified clean_up() delay.

One  thing that might be commonly done by an object in this function is
destructing itself to conserve memory.