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Memory Debugging Features in NetWare 5

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Arun Singh
Novell, Inc.

01 Oct 2000

NetWare 5 provides several helpful features for debugging problems that are associated with allocated memory. These features are listed below:

Buffer Overrun Detection and Freed Memory Access Detection

Use following command to load your NLM:

load -m NLMname  ( For most strict memory check)


load -r NLMname  ( For relaxed memory check)

Stack Overflow Detection

To use the stack overflow detection, start the server using the -o option. For example,

server -o

Useful Internal Debugger Memory Commands

When running the internal debugger, you can use the following commands:

  • .MS (Memory Summary)

  • .MR (Memory Resource Tag)

  • .MT (Memory Total)

  • .MO (Memory Outstanding)

* Originally published in Novell AppNotes


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