Thread: stack memory overflow checker

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    stack memory overflow checker

    does anyone know of a good linux utility to check a (c) programs usage of system memory resources?

    i'm interested to see how it allocates and frees memory throughout its runnng cycle.

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    gdb, the GNU debugger. I'm not sure exactly how, but you should be able to examine the contents of the stack.


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    Yeah, it's called "top". "man top".

    Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.

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    found out about the lunix commands 'free' and 'vmstat' also.

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