[Cin] Cin Digest, Vol 51, Issue 40

Richard Nolde richard.nolde at centurylink.net
Sun Jan 22 20:06:02 CET 2023

Regarding memory leaks:
>     1. Re:  Complete system hangs (likely out of memory)
>        (Stefan de Konink)
>     2. Re:  Complete system hangs (likely out of memory)
>        (Stefan de Konink)
>     3. Re:  Complete system hangs (likely out of memory)
>        (Andrew Randrianasulu)
The following tool has been instrumental in finding memory leaks and/or 
peaks of usage in a large graphically intensive program that I have 
helped another developer with from time to time.


It comes with text and GUI analyzer tools to allow you to see which 
functions allocate/release/leak memory during the run of a program and 
it does not slow down the execution nearly as much as valgrind. It uses 
a replacement version of malloc and the LD_PRELOAD option to redirect 
system calls into its own instrumented versions of memory related system 
calls.  Originally written by Millan Wolff in Berlin, it has now become 
a part of the KDE development environment but it does not require you to 
run a full KDE desktop. I run in with XFCE on Fedora 36 without any 

Richard Nolde

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