Re: Bug#462792: ITP: failmalloc -- demonstrate what really happens if memory allocation fails
Christian Perrier wrote:
> Quoting Hideki Yamane (firstname.lastname@example.org):
>> Description: tool to address problems when memory allocation fails
>> Is it okay?
That's a valid short description now.
> I think that moving the most important part at the beginning would be
> "memory allocation failure analysis tool"
Looks good to me. But these descriptions all sound like things you
execute to debug a past malloc error; instead as far as I can see
from http://www.nongnu.org/failmalloc it's an LD_PRELOAD library for
*inducing* them. Would that be a...
memory allocation failure crash-test tool
memory allocation robustness testing preload library
memory allocation failure simulator
Or something like that?
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package