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Re: [HACKERS] Buffer overuns with the Electric fence debugging library

From: dg(at)illustra(dot)com (David Gould)
To: scrappy(at)hub(dot)org (The Hermit Hacker)
Cc: mgittens(at)gits(dot)nl, hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Buffer overuns with the Electric fence debugging library
Date: 1998-03-19 04:29:01
Message-ID: 9803190429.AA06076@hawk.illustra.com (view raw or flat)
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Marc G. Fournier writes:
> On Wed, 18 Mar 1998, Maurice Gittens wrote:
> 
> > Do you guys feel comfortable with a database which has reproducible
> > buffer overuns?
> 
> 	Nope, but only a very few ppl appear to have the software to
> detect them, and with the size of the code base for this, we sort of rely
> on those with those tools to help out...
> 
> 	Efforts you can provide in this area would be much appreciated,
> even if only insofar as providing points to sections of code that should
> be checked...

I agree with Marcs comments here, but would like to add that ElectricFence is
freely available at least on Linux systems. It is a long way from Purify,
but it beats sitting around scratching your head.

-dg
 
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