[TUHS] Clueless programmers

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Thu Feb 15 09:50:43 AEST 2018


On Thu, 15 Feb 2018, George Michaelson wrote:

> I (and I am self-confessed as the worlds least competent programmer) 
> frequently found the delay between where corruption in malloc is applied 
> and where its detected sufficiently confusing that I would have been 
> tempted to follow this well trodden "remove the free()" path.

MALLOC_CONF and Electric Fence are your friends; I never released any of 
my dynamic code without first running it past those (and some of my linked 
lists were hideous).

-- 
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."


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