[cgl_discussion] Memory leak/corruption detection tools for Linux

ville.lavonius at nokia.com ville.lavonius at nokia.com
Thu Oct 2 05:08:02 PDT 2003

Yeah, this is definitely a worthy candidate for 3.0 feature.  And 
I think C++ has to be considered as well.  

> The issue is memory leak/corruption detection tools for
> malloc/new/new[]/free...
> What this customer was after is a tool that does the basic memory leak
> and 
> memory corruption checks that can be compiled in or run on an existing
> binary
> that overloads the C/C++ memory allocation APIs. Has to work in a
> multi-thread
> environment.
> There are a lot of Linux tools to do this listed in:
>      http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=6059

There's a followup article on C++-tools available from the magazine 
as well:

> and a summary of available tools at:
> http://www.cs.colorado.edu/homes/zorn/public_html/MallocDebug.html 
> although it's a bit old (2/22/2001).

Here's another one - which, surprisingly enough, contains pretty much 
the same tools:

Mozilla hosts a list of tools as well:

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