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Re: electric fence

On 2 Apr 2001, Nachiket wrote:

> Hello everybody
> Can someone tell me how to use electric fence.?

just link it with your executable with -lefence. So now at any malloc
corruption you will get a core dump. This helps a lot by preventing
crashes at a later stage, which are awfully painfull to debug.

but new glibc has a environment variable which makes malloc do sanity
checking. It was posted here a couple of days ago, and is on the malloc
man pages.

-- sreangsu