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kmemcheck Aiming For Mainline Inclusion

Apr 07, 2008, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"'I skipped the public announcements for versions 5 and 6, but here is 7 :),' noted Vegard Nossum, announcing the latest release of his kmemcheck patch, currently applying against the 2.6.25-rc8 kernel. Vegard noted he is now hoping to get the patch merged into the mainline kernel during the upcoming 2.6.26 merge window. He described the patch:

"'kmemcheck is a patch to the linux kernel that detects use of uninitialized memory. It does this by trapping every read and write to memory that was allocated dynamically (e.g. using kmalloc()). If a memory address is read that has not previously been written to, a message is printed to the kernel log...'"

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