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Re: Electric Fence - still reliable?



On Fri, 2009-12-18 at 12:58 +0100, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Dec 2009 11:18:30 +0000, Bastien wrote:
> 
> > > $ eog
> > > 
> > >   Electric Fence 2.2.2 Copyright (C) 1987-1999 Bruce Perens <bruce perens com>
> > > Segmentation fault (core dumped)
> > > 
> > >   ==> in ORBit corba-any.c  once more
> > 
> > All the GNOME apps that use GConf or ORBit will fail because you need to
> > set the alignment to 8. Same problem under valgrind.
> 
> Okay, different crash then. If I do that, it also ends up with the glib2
> gslice.c crash instead:

And you'll need to disable GSlice memory allocation as well, with
G_SLICE=always-malloc

I'm not sure even trying to use ElectricFence is such a good idea
anyway, when we have valgrind available.


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