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Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: SQL/MED catalog manipulationfacilities This doesn't do any

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: SQL/MED catalog manipulationfacilities This doesn't do any
Date: 2008-12-20 13:41:02
Message-ID: 20081220134102.GA4845@alvh.no-ip.org (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> petere(at)postgresql(dot)org (Peter Eisentraut) writes:
> > Log Message:
> > -----------
> > SQL/MED catalog manipulation facilities
> 
> The buildfarm says this patch has got serious portability issues.

FWIW I recently learned that you can set MALLOC_PERTURB_ to a nonzero
value to cause glibc's malloc() to fill memory with the byte value
therein, and clear it with the bitwise inverse on free.  This could be
helpful to find cases of uninitialized memory usage.

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Alvaro Herrera                                http://www.CommandPrompt.com/
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