Programming :: Memory Leaks - Glibc Detected - ./SuffixTree: Malloc() - Memory Corruption - 0x00

Mar 21, 2011

I am new to C and linux. My code below does arbitary writes but I cant figure out where or how it does it.

I am calling the insertNode() function with seq = 'MISSISSPPI$' and alphabets = 'ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ$'


Weird behaviour I should mention is that when I check for NULL pointer in node->child[index], the unassigned values are not null anymore, they point to arbitary memory.

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When I am trying to run my application on RHEL 6 (Kernel 2.6*), I am getting the following error.*** glib detected *** ./corenms:malloc(); memory corruption : 0x086691d0 ***

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language: C
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*** glibc detected *** ./simulator: double free or corruption (fasttop): 0xb70007b0 ***

And some time I am getting parsing problem and error af follows:


powersetting.6607:1: parser error : Start tag expected, '<' not found (where powersetting.6607 is file name, when i check this file it is started with '<').

parse program as follows:


void parse_first(char* filename, int portnum, struct Poweroff *Powerptr1)
struct Poweroff *Powerptr;
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Active / Total Objects (% used) : 9118075 / 9153600 (99.6%)
Active / Total Slabs (% used) : 152157 / 152157 (100.0%)


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Is that possible that SHM shared memory is counted as cache memory on Linux with kernel 2.6.18?If find it really odd since this memory is not file backed, but I have a piece of code that loads data using shm_open+mmap, and it generates an amount of cache memory in /proc/meminfo that corresponds exactly to the amount of shared memory (I load that data from a file but I am using posix_fadvise(fd,0,0,POSIX_FADV_DONTNEED) to ensure this file is not cached and I made sure that it is working as expected). As far as I know SHM memory was not tagged as cache memory with kernel 2.6.9.If it is the case it is really unfortunate since normally cache memory can be considered to be part of the "available" memory since it can be flushed promptly but this is clearly not the case with SHM memory... Is there an easy way to get the total amount of used SHM memory on a system?

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Feb 1, 2010

I have a desktop PC which initially had the Intel D946gzis mobo, its chipset as video controller, some RAM and so. There I installed Debian without a problem alongside WindowsXP.

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Edited: Tried Ubuntu 9.10 x64 (due to the fact i've a core2duo at 2GHz) and it throws a kernel-panic to me (flashing caps and num LEDs). On screen, can be read different lines with things like:

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I am running Fedora 14 64 bits on a Thinkpad 510: #1 SMP Mon Oct 18 23:57:44 UTC 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I installed 6 GB of ram. My bios is detecting the 6GB but my OS is only using 2.9GB.

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Buffers: 10516 kB
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SwapCached: 127460 kB
Active: 2033756 kB

Mem: 3013448k total, 2951100k used, 62348k free, 11128k buffers
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One way of getting around this is writing the module which has to be loaded by linux. I will consider this some time later.

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