Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-commits] rev 30579: /trunk/epan/ /trunk/epan/: em
From: Joerg Mayer <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 20:37:25 +0200
On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 11:12:20AM -0400, Jeff Morriss wrote:
> Joerg Mayer wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 09:36:45PM +0000, [email protected] wrote:
> >>  Introduce an optional (ep_ and se_) memory scrubber.  When activated (export
> >>  WIRESHARK_DEBUG_SCRUB_MEMORY to turn it on) this function initializes all
> >>  allocated memory to 0xBADDCAFE and all freed memory to 0xDEADBEEF.  (Of course
> >>  the allocation functions like ep_alloc0() re-initialize the allocated memory
> >>  back to 0.)
> > 
> > There seems to be an increasing nunmber of variables that ssem to be lacking
> > documentation. How about adding them to the manpage(s)?
> 
> These environment variables are targeted mainly at developers looking 
> at/debugging memory issues.  Do they really belong in the 
> (user-oriented) man pages?

I don't like undocumented command line options - and the environment vars
are something very similar. So in my opinion: Yes :-)

Ciao
  Joerg

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Joerg Mayer                                           <[email protected]>
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