dl-load.c (ld.so) bug??
Hollis R Blanchard
hollis+ at andrew.cmu.edu
Tue Jun 22 12:48:12 EST 1999
> No. Electric Fence is designed to catch programming errors, such as
> attempting to access memory which was not 'malloc'ed. I have traced this
> down extensively a couple of months ago, and found that it does indeed
> appear to overrun what it malloced.
I have two even simpler test cases for you:
char *ptr = (char *)malloc(100);
Both of these work fine (or at least *appear* to work fine) without Electric
> In normal operation, if I am correct, the ld.so code is just silently
> overwriting some other data.
If this were the case, wouldn't you expect ridiculous levels of instability?
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