Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 25th Dec 2007 03:43 UTC
General Development Valgrind is a tool that helps you find memory management problems in Linux programs. From the 3.3.0 log: Helgrind works again with improved race detection and better error messages. Massif generates better output. Cachegrind has been extended to do branch-misprediction profiling. Both conditional and indirect branches are profiled. Scalability has been improved for very large programs, particularly those with a million or more malloc'd blocks in use at once. These improvements mostly affect Memcheck, which is also up to 10% faster for all programs, with x86 Linux seeing the largest improvement. The documentation has been reorganized. Experimental tools have been added, and more.
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Wonderful tool
by patrick_ on Tue 25th Dec 2007 16:41 UTC
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I agree, Valgrind is a wonderful tool that all programmers should use. The only downside is that it's Linux only; that means I can't use it on my NetBSD box. ;)

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RE: Wonderful tool
by ValiantSoul on Wed 26th Dec 2007 02:15 in reply to "Wonderful tool"
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Works fine on my FreeBSD box, and I would assume it works fine on NetBSD, especially considering its on the experimental list at

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RE[2]: Wonderful tool
by patrick_ on Thu 27th Dec 2007 15:41 in reply to "RE: Wonderful tool"
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Right; the FreeBSD port, I believe, is much further along than the NetBSD port. The NetBSD port was/is on hold the last time I checked.

I guess I _could_ try it out though. Worth a try.

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