[Geany-Devel] About Malloc memory for each tab?
elextr at xxxxx
Fri Oct 9 23:12:15 UTC 2015
On 10 October 2015 at 08:42, Pengfei Sun <shaotian330 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Lex,
> Thanks for your suggestions.
> I work on memory forensics. My part of project is to locate memory of the
> sensitive data. For example, when I use the geany open one sensitive file,
> and the content will be in the memory (heap). I hope I can locate all memory
> related this sensitive file. And later I can do some analysis or protection.
The buffer itself is allocated by Scintilla which means its allocated
by C++ new.
> Now, I override malloc and can log all malloc functions to get return
> address and size (I think g_malloc is a wrapper of malloc). But I still
> cannot building the mapping between the special file and related heap
> memory. I know each open or created file have different ID
> (GeanyDocument->id). However, I still cannot figure out how to trace the
> related memory of different ID. Assume I have open three files, so there are
> three windows and three different GeanyDocument->id. I write or change some
> things among these three windows. Meanwhile, I log all malloc/realloc/calloc
> functions. I try to figure out which malloc belong to window 1, which belong
> to window2 or window 3? Do you have any further suggestions for my case?
Use only one window :)
> Thank you very much.
> Best Regards,
> On Fri, Oct 9, 2015 at 5:45 PM, Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 10 October 2015 at 05:05, Pengfei Sun <shaotian330 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Dear All,
>> > I am always using geany, but now this is the first time I prepare to
>> > look at
>> > geany source code. I have one question about memory allocation. When we
>> > open
>> > one new file, there will be one new window in geany. How could I track
>> > all
>> > memory allocation(g_malloc) related with this window? Or would it be
>> > possible to track all related functions with this window?
>> The only way to track all allocations is to track Glib/GTK operations
>> (some of these functions use Gslice, which does its own allocations
>> from large blocks and may not show on malloc, or will show allocating
>> the large block not all of which is for the one window).
>> Also track g_malloc that Geany uses, though you can force that to
>> always malloc I think.
>> Also track malloc in case some libraries use it.
>> And to track C++ new as used by the editing component (which again
>> need not use malloc).
>> One question is why do you want to do this,what are you trying to
>> achieve? There might be a better way.
>> Geany is mostly event driven (though a few things are timer driven) so
>> if you only perform actions on one window most code run will relate to
>> that window.
>> > Thank you very much!
>> > Best Regards,
>> > Pengfei
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