electricfence: A debugger which detects memory allocation violations1

Electric Fence is a different kind of malloc() debugger. It uses the virtual memory hardware of your system to detect when software overruns the boundaries of a malloc() buffer. It will also detect any accesses of memory that has been released by free(). Because it uses the VM hardware for detection, Electric Fence stops your program on the first instruction that causes a bounds violation. It's then trivial to use a debugger to display the offending statement.

... part of T2, get it here

URL: http://www.pf-lug.de/projekte/haya/efence.php

Author: Hayati Ayguen <h_ayguen [at] web [dot] de>
Author: Bruce Perens <bruce [at] perens [dot] com> {Original Author}
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>

License: GPL
Status: Stable
Version: 2_4_13

Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).

Download: http://www.pf-lug.de/projekte/haya/ efence_2_4_13.tar.gz

T2 source: electricfence.cache
T2 source: electricfence.desc
T2 source: no-tests.patch

Build time (on reference hardware): 5% (relative to binutils)2

Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.08 MB, 11 files

Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree binutils coreutils diffutils findutils gawk grep linux-header make patch sed sysfiles tar

Installed files (on reference hardware): [show]

1) This page was automatically generated from the T2 package source. Corrections, such as dead links, URL changes or typos need to be performed directly on that source.

2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).