[cairo] 1.4.2 release planned for today, 1.4.4 in a few weeks
behdad at behdad.org
Fri Mar 16 11:40:18 PDT 2007
On Fri, 2007-03-16 at 12:40 -0400, Chris Wilson wrote:
> [Apologies Carl, replied to you instead of the list...]
> Carl Worth (cworth at cworth.org) said:
> > If anybody has anything, (of a bug fix nature) they'd like to be sure
> > to get into the release today, please let me know, (here in email or
> > on IRC).
> Following Behad's suggestion that Cairo really should suffer some
> malloc-failure testing, I wrote a simple valgrind skin to randomly
> return NULL.
> The effort was justified as it's already pinpointed a few places that
> needed some error checking.
> Chris Wilson
Wow, this is great stuff Chris! Are you pushing your valgrind skins
upstream? How does this one work btw? Does it take a rate of failure?
Also useful would be to take a number n and fail every n'th malloc().
That way you can brute force on n...
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