Re: Weird crashes

From: Brian Orlick (
Date: 09/05/02

Quoting Ron Cole <rcole@EZY.NET>:

> They are all crashes in memory allocation calls which makes no sense
> to me, if the memory allocation code was buggy, the whole system would be
> unstable.  Here's a sample core.

I've seen this problem several times before myself.  Normally the error is
due to corruption of the malloc heap which is causing the failure later on
when more memory is requested.  In short, you are doing something funky (over-
or under-writing, double freeing) with malloced memory which is causing this

You might try using ValGrind ( to catch
problems like these.


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