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Debug Malloc Library

The debug memory allocation or dmalloc library has been designed as a drop in replacement for the system's malloc, realloc, calloc, free and other memory management routines while providing powerful debugging facilities configurable at runtime. These facilities include such things as memory-leak tracking, fence-post write detection, file/line number reporting, and general logging of statistics.

The library is reasonably portable having been run successfully on at least the following operating systems: AIX, DGUX, Free/Net/OpenBSD, GNU/Hurd, HPUX, Irix, Linux, Mac OSX, NeXT, OSF/DUX, SCO, Solaris, Ultrix, Unixware, MS Windows, and Unicos on a Cray T3E. It also provides support for the debugging of threaded programs. See section Using the Library with a Thread Package.

The package includes the library, configuration scripts, debug utility application, test program, and documentation. Online documentation as well as the full source is available at URL http://dmalloc.com/. Details on the library's mailing list are available there as well.

Please use the forums at URL http://dmalloc.com/forums/ to discuss any problems or to request features. If you are still having problems, the author can be reached via his home page at URL http://256.com/gray/ with questions or feedback. Please include the version number of the library that you are using, your machine and operating system types, and the value of the DMALLOC_OPTIONS environment variable.

Gray Watson.


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