[fpc-devel] protecting dataspace suggestion
peter at freepascal.org
Mon Apr 17 14:10:28 CEST 2006
At 11:59 17-4-2006, you wrote:
>Sometimes RTL dataspace, including run time error numbers (may be some
>debug information), is corrupted because of poor programming. It's a
>reason for getting strange messages like "Run time error 998" (may be
>omitting line number information etc).
>FPC has implemented e.g. some checks for pointers, so some checks for
>corrupted RTL dataspace would not be really out of the way.
>If I get it right, there is a simple way to check validity of dataspace
>(e.g. RTL one) using global properties. I suggest three ways. Of course,
>all of them are for debug purposes and are not for releases.
>Also, no error correction is provided, but it is possible (with slightly
>more complicated algorithm). But it wouldn't help after large memory block
I don't see the use of this for general implementation in fpc. In 90% of
the overwrite cases the stack or heap is corrupted and not the datasegment
itself. But ofcourse you can create your own error checking units that fit
your own situation.
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