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Package ElectricFence

A debugger which detects memory allocation violations


ElectricFence is a utility for C programming and
debugging. ElectricFence uses the virtual memory hardware of your
system to detect when software overruns malloc() buffer boundaries,
and/or to detect any accesses of memory released by
free(). ElectricFence will then stop the program on the first
instruction that caused a bounds violation and you can use your
favorite debugger to display the offending statement.

Install ElectricFence if you need a debugger to find malloc()

Version: 2.2.2

General Commands

ef Utility to run a program under the Electric Fence memory debugger

Library Functions

efence Electric Fence Malloc Debugger
libefence alias for efence