David Collier-Brown David.Collier-Brown at
Mon Jul 17 14:56:57 GMT 2000

Gerald Carter wrote:
> > Has anyone every seen a call to malloc() result in a
> > seg fault?  Very confused...

	Yup: something whacked the allocated area, replacing a
	pointer in the malloc header with junk. I used to see this
	on SunOS a lot.

	Have you a debugging malloc?  If so, put it in, run the
	program under strace and see if it reports an overwrite
	in the same place each time...

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