[Python-Dev] C implementation of exceptions module

Fred L. Drake fdrake@acm.org
Thu, 25 May 2000 21:47:10 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 26 May 2000, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
 > [1] Purify was one of the coolest products on Solaris, but alas it
 > doesn't seem like they'll ever support Linux.  What do you all use to
 > do similar memory verification tests on Linux?  Or do you just not?

  I'm not aware of anything as good, but there's "memprof" (check for it
with "rpm -q"), and I think a few others.  Checker is a malloc() & friends
implementation that can be used to detect memory errors:


and there's ElectricFence from Bruce Perens:


(There's a MailMan related link there are well you might be interested
  There may be others, and I can't speak to the quality of these as I've
not used any of them (yet).  memprof and ElectricFence were installed on
my Mandrake box without my doing anything about it; I don't know if RedHat
installs them on a stock develop box.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>