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Re: [HACKERS] patch for memory overrun on Linux(i386)

From: "Maurice Gittens" <mgittens(at)gits(dot)nl>
To: "Massimo Dal Zotto" <dz(at)cs(dot)unitn(dot)it>, "Pgsql Development" <hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] patch for memory overrun on Linux(i386)
Date: 1998-03-26 16:46:43
Message-ID: 005401bd58d6$c22b38a0$fcf3b2c2@caleb..gits.nl (view raw or flat)
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>
>Hi Hackers,
>
>it seems that Linux malloc, or better libc-5.4.23 malloc, is doing what is
>declared in the man page, i.e. returning "memory which is suitably aligned
>for any kind of variable". I have some malloc traces and all malloc results
>are aligned to double size (8 bytes):
>
I did the original Electric fence test using the libc version which
comes with redhat 4.0. I just upgraded my libc so I don't know
with version it was.

With greetings from Maurice.



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