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Re: MemoryTracking internal adjustments

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 19:29:42 +0200 (CEST)

On Mon, 15 Aug 2011, Yang Tse wrote:

> 1) make curl_docalloc() call system's calloc() and remove the zero fill.
> 2) remove the magic 0xA5 fill from curl_domalloc()
> 3) remove the magix 0x13 fill from curl_dofree()

Sure go ahead.

As I remember these things I added them long before I started using valgrind
so they served some kind of purpose to better help us track serious mistakes
in the code where we'd re-use free()d data etc.

I can't even recall when I've actually have had use for that the last time as
these days I immediately use valgrind if I want to track down problems like
that - I don't see any need or benefit with keeping that code.

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