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Re: Removal of unexec support from glibc malloc

From: Florian Weimer
Subject: Re: Removal of unexec support from glibc malloc
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:14:25 +0100
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On 01/19/2016 10:27 AM, Florian Weimer wrote:
> On 01/19/2016 07:31 AM, Paul Eggert wrote:
>>> With a bit of luck, newer valgrind versions will even recognize the
>>> interposed malloc, simplifying leak detection.
>> Wow, thanks, I didn't know that.  I have been using valgrind only on
>> temacs (the undumped, slow, and hard-to-use Emacs), because valgrind
>> doesn't work on dumped emacs under GNU/Linux.
> With the new interposing-aware valgrind, valgrind still works, but
> there's a memory allocation failure because valgrind detects an invalid
> realloc and makes it return NULL, instead of forwarding it to the
> implementation.
> We're looking at this to see if it's easy to fix in valgrind.

This will not work until the undumping code iterates over all heap
objects and marks them with VALGRIND_MALLOCLIKE_BLOCK.  It's not exactly
trivial (but not that hard, either).  There might be secondary breakage
after that.


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