RealtimeCmd – hotkey for running cmd.exe in realtime priority

May 5, 2007

Sometimes your system hangs because some process enters a busy-loop that does evil things, like allocating huge amounts of memory and causing the swapfile manager to make Windows crawl. In those cases it would be nice to have something that runs in high priority that can kill the offending process. Microsoft addressed this by running winlogon.exe and taskmgr.exe in “High” priority, but that’s just not enough…

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Magic values on the MSVCRT debug heap

May 3, 2007

I’d always had a feeling that the MSVCRT heap (malloc, free, new, delete) don’t just call the Win32 heap-management functions, but do some work of their own. So I investigated…
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void hexdump(const void * buf, size_t size)

May 3, 2007

Simple hexdump function in C

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