Asserts due to clobbered free memory

Derek Atkins derek at
Sat Oct 19 22:06:51 EDT 2013

Is this reproducible easily?
Can you run GnUCash with Valgrind?


On Sat, October 19, 2013 9:54 pm, Mike Alexander wrote:
> I'm getting crashes in GnuCash with an error like
> gnucash(59868,0x7fff7e813180) malloc: *** error for object
> 0x7f950b29e008: incorrect checksum for freed object - object was
> probably modified after being freed.
> I'm running the X11 version on MacOSX 10.8.5 and I just updated to the
> current head version.  I have been getting these for a while and was
> hoping that updating would make them go away, but I just got another
> one.  Has anyone else seen this?  I'm running an optimized version of
> GnuCash so I'm sort of surprised that malloc is making these checks.
> One "solution" would be to figure out how to turn it off, but I suspect
> there is a real problem here somewhere.
>            Mike
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