I figure someone hear will have some expertise on this topic ?
I've been tasked with tracking down a substantial memory leak in a large
c++ / python (via SWIG ) application. To add a little more spice there
is a likely to be heap corruption also.
Essentially I'm looking for opinions on commercial or open source memory
checker. It should support the following :
- run time detection / reporting of memory leak, heap corruption etc.
The application is fairly large so shutting downing is time consuming
- support for dynamic shared object linking - basically dlopen / dlsym
- Ability to pinpoint to source file / line where leak occurred.
I've already tried the following with no real success yet.
mpatrol - dreadfully slow, has no real time support (i.e. I must
shutdown the application before it reports heap growth, corruption etc)
dmalloc - does not have fantastic support for shared objects or c++ name
unmangling (strangely addr2line does not resolve addresses to source
code locations even though symbols are absolutely built in)
I do have an old version of purify lying around here somewhere but I'm
dammed if I can figure it out - any decent tutorials around anywhere.
Thanks in advance,
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