On Wed, 4 May 2005, Justin Mason wrote:
> ooh good tip!
>> FWIW -- Sean, if purify is the featureset you're after, which it sounds
> like from that list you posted, then go use valgrind. It's
> indistinguishable (saying this as someone who's spent a lot of time with
IIRC, valgrind is i386 specific, which might not help Sean if he's
running Solaris on UltraSPARC...
Whatever, if you have Solaris 9 or 10, then libumem is (IMHO) better,
if you want to hunt down leaks or double-frees. It doesn't try to
'emulate' i386 so its /far/ less heavy on run-time.
You can also do things like take a coredump (gcore) and run dbx/mdb
on /that/ (useful for when you cant replicate the leak, but your
customer can ;) - just ask them to set the relevant libumem
environment variable and then 'gcore' the process once the leak is
established and send you the core.)
mdb is really good, but a bit cryptic and alien initially if you're
used to gdb though.
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