[Cin] Cin Digest, Vol 51, Issue 40

Phyllis Smith phylsmith2017 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 21:22:00 CET 2023

Richard, this has been helpful for working on the memory leak issue.  Very
nice looking usable output.  I added one line in the manual in the Valgrind
section as an alternative - to encourage users to help resolve memory
leaks.  The slowness of Valgrind can be discouraging but I guess that is
why it has "grind" in its name as it "grinds" so slowly.  Line from the

An alternative to Valgrind is heaptrack which has good documentation and
> for large programs can run faster. You can find the source and information
> about it at https://github.com/KDE/heaptrack.

On Sun, Jan 22, 2023 at 12:06 PM Richard Nolde <
richard.nolde at centurylink.net> wrote:

> 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.
> https://apps.kde.org/heaptrack/
> https://github.com/KDE/heaptrack
> 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
> problems.
> Richard Nolde
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