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|Short description=Memory debugger
 
|Full description=Electric Fence (efence) stops your program on the exact instruction that overruns (or underruns) a malloc() memory buffer. GDB will then display the source-code line that causes the bug. It works by using the virtual-memory hardware to create a red-zone at the border of each buffer - touch that, and your program stops. Catch all of those formerly impossible-to-catch overrun bugs that have been bothering you for years.
 
|Full description=Electric Fence (efence) stops your program on the exact instruction that overruns (or underruns) a malloc() memory buffer. GDB will then display the source-code line that causes the bug. It works by using the virtual-memory hardware to create a red-zone at the border of each buffer - touch that, and your program stops. Catch all of those formerly impossible-to-catch overrun bugs that have been bothering you for years.
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|Homepage URL=http://perens.com/FreeSoftware/
 
|Homepage URL=http://perens.com/FreeSoftware/
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|Is High Priority Project=No
 
|Computer languages=C
 
|Computer languages=C
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|Decommissioned or Obsolete=No
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|Related projects=Valgrind,MemCheck_Deluxe,Memwatch,halloc,Memtest86
 
|Related projects=Valgrind,MemCheck_Deluxe,Memwatch,halloc,Memtest86
 
|Keywords=memory,overrun,debugger,gdb,malloc(),virtual-memory
 
|Keywords=memory,overrun,debugger,gdb,malloc(),virtual-memory
|Is GNU=n
 
|Last review by=Janet Casey
 
|Last review date=2009-01-23
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
 
 
|Version identifier=2.4.15
 
|Version identifier=2.4.15
 
|Version date=2005-07-24
 
|Version date=2005-07-24
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version download=http://perens.com/FreeSoftware/ElectricFence/electric-fence_2.1.13-0.1.tar.gz
 
|Version download=http://perens.com/FreeSoftware/ElectricFence/electric-fence_2.1.13-0.1.tar.gz
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|Version comment=2.4.15 stable released 2005-07-24
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|Last review by=Craig Hutchinson
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|Last review date=2018/07/29
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|Submitted by=Database conversion
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|Submitted date=2011-04-01
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|License verified date=2003-01-30
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Revision as of 22:40, 28 July 2018

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Electric Fence

http://perens.com/FreeSoftware/
Memory debugger

This is a candidate for deletion: Links broken. No links to page. No response from maintainer at given email. Poppy-one (talk) 14:11, 1 August 2018 (EDT)

Electric Fence (efence) stops your program on the exact instruction that overruns (or underruns) a malloc() memory buffer. GDB will then display the source-code line that causes the bug. It works by using the virtual-memory hardware to create a red-zone at the border of each buffer - touch that, and your program stops. Catch all of those formerly impossible-to-catch overrun bugs that have been bothering you for years.



Download

http://perens.com/FreeSoftware/ElectricFence/electric-fence_2.1.13-0.1.tar.gz

version 2.4.15 (stable)
released on 24 July 2005

Decommissioned

Yes

Links broken. No links to page. No response from maintainer at given email.



Categories

Related Projects





Licensing

License

Verified by

Verified on

Notes

Verified by

Janet Casey

Verified on

30 January 2003




Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Bruce Perens Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:bruce@perens.com


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Required to usegdb

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 2 August 2018.



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