[ovs-dev] [PATCH 1/2] ovs-ctl: Add support for glibc malloc debugging.

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Mon Oct 1 20:37:26 UTC 2012

On Mon, Oct 01, 2012 at 01:28:40PM -0700, Justin Pettit wrote:
> On Oct 1, 2012, at 11:03 AM, Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> wrote:
> > +        glibc)
> > +            set env MALLOC_CHECK_=2 MALLOC_PERTURB_=165 "$@"
> It may be worth mentioning in the man page that this configuration
> of MALLOC_CHECK_ may cause the system to crash if there are memory
> problems.

Good point.  I added a sentence to the documentation:

    Each of the wrappers can expose bugs in Open vSwitch that lead to
    incorrect operation, including crashes.

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