The pam_end function terminates the PAM transaction and is the last
function an application should call in the PAM context. Upon return
the handle pamh is no longer valid and all memory associated with it
will be invalid.
The pam_status argument should be set to the value returned to the
application by the last PAM library call.
The value taken by pam_status is used as an argument to the module
specific callback function, cleanup() (See pam_set_data(3) and
pam_get_data(3)). In this way the module can be given notification of
the pass/fail nature of the tear-down process, and perform any last
minute tasks that are appropriate to the module before it is
unlinked. This argument can be logically OR'd with PAM_DATA_SILENT to
indicate to indicate that the module should not treat the call too
seriously. It is generally used to indicate that the current closing
of the library is in a fork(2)ed process, and that the parent will
take care of cleaning up things that exist outside of the current
process space (files etc.).
This function free's all memory for items associated with the
pam_set_item(3) and pam_get_item(3) functions. Pointers associated
with such objects are not valid anymore after pam_end was called.
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