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MEMSTOMP(1) General Commands Manual MEMSTOMP(1)
memstomp - detect function calls with overlapping memory regions
memstomp [-dk] application [argument...]
memstomp -h
The memstomp utility identifies function calls that use overlapping memory regions in situa‐
tions when such an overlap is not allowed by various standards. When a problem is detected,
memstomp displays a backtrace to help you debug the problem, and if executed with the
--debug-info command line option, it even uses the available debugging information. Since the
backtrace code is not thread safe, memstomp also allows you to use the --kill option to imme‐
diately terminate the analyzed program when an invalid function call is detected.
This version of memstomp inspects the following function calls: memcpy(), memccpy(), mem‐
pcpy(), strcpy(), stpcpy(), strncpy(), stpncpy(), strcat(), strncat(), wmemcpy(), wmempcpy(),
wcscpy(), wcsncpy(), wcscat(), and wcsncat().
-d, --debug-info
Make use of debugging information to produce more detailed stack traces.
-k, --kill
Kill the analyzed application when a problem is detected.
-h, --help
Display usage information and exit.
-q, --quiet
Be less verbose
memcpy(3), memccpy(3), mempcpy(3), strcpy(3), stpcpy(3), strncpy(3), stpncpy(3), strcat(3),
strncat(3), wmemcpy(3), wmempcpy(3), wcscpy(3), wcsncpy(3), wcscat(3), wcsncat(3)
Lennart Poettering <>
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