[Swan-dev] Electric Fence

Paul Wouters paul at nohats.ca
Wed Jan 31 01:54:40 UTC 2018

On Mon, 15 Jan 2018, D. Hugh Redelmeier wrote:

> I think that efence would not significantly increase the runtime of our
> test suit (this needs to be verified).  It would significantly improve the
> chance of catching errors like this.
> It is true that we had a pool of unused mds to reduce the pressure on
> malloc.  That would mean that efence would be ineffective for most mds.
> I think that Andrew removed this pool.  In any case, there was a
> compile-time flag to remove it.

Was it removed? I vaguely remember it being removed but restored?

> Recommendation: enable efence in test suite.

That I agree with. Andrew, can you change the run on testing.libreswan
to set EFENCE=-lefence either on the cmdline or in Makefile.inc.local ?


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