Bug 185502 - Values for MALLOC_CHECK_ env variable differs in different documentation
Values for MALLOC_CHECK_ env variable differs in different documentation
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: man-pages (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ivana Varekova
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2006-03-15 05:03 EST by Nigel Horne
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-03-16 06:43:04 EST
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Description Nigel Horne 2006-03-15 05:03:35 EST
Description of problem:

Discrepancy between the release notes and man page for malloc

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. View file:///usr/share/doc/HTML/index.html with a browser
2. Look for the section on glibc
3. Run "man malloc"
Actual results:
Release notes claim for malloc_check:

      0 — Do not generate an error message, and do not kill the program

      1 — Generate an error message, but do not kill the program

      2 — Do not generate an error message, but kill the program

      3 — Generate an error message and kill the program

man malloc claims for malloc_check:
 If  MALLOC_CHECK_  is  set  to  0,  any  detected heap corruption is silently
       ignored; if set to 1, a diagnostic is printed on stderr; if set to  2,
       abort() is called immediately. 

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Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2006-03-15 12:07:58 EST
rpm -qf /usr/share/man/man3/malloc.3.gz
Comment 2 Ivana Varekova 2006-03-16 06:43:04 EST
Thank you for your bug report, the malloc man page is fixed in man-pages-2.25-2.

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