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

From: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Maurice Gittens <mgittens(at)david(dot)gits(dot)nl>
Cc: hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] patch for memory overrun on Linux(i386)
Date: 1998-03-21 23:55:39
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Some things just require confirmation...can someone else (Thomas?) running
Linux comment on this before I apply it?  I just find it kinda unexpected
to see something that doesn't work for SCO doesn't work for Linux too :)

On Sat, 21 Mar 1998, Maurice Gittens wrote:

> Hi,
> It turns of that one of the bugs I detected with Electric Fence
> is caused by an assumption that memory return by palloc and malloc 
> is aligned on 8 bytes boundaries (double alignment). 
> Adjusting this to correspond with the reality of the malloc
> implementation on my pentium based linux box fixes the problem.
> The following simple patch to include/utils/memutils.h
> will fix the problem.
> 85c85
> < #if ! defined(sco)
> ---
> > #if ! defined(sco) && !defined(linux)
> There is still another buffer overrun which I will try to find. 
> The remaining one is triggered by creating a sequence.
> I hope this patch will be applied if it makes sense to 
> you guys.
> With regards from Maurice.

Marc G. Fournier                                
Systems Administrator @ 
primary: scrappy(at)hub(dot)org           secondary: scrappy(at){freebsd|postgresql}.org 

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