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Old 12-04-2007
how to check memory leak in C program under Unix


How to detect memory leak in C program under unix ?

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Old 12-04-2007
Valgrind is one of the few tools which helps you detect memory leak.

Also the env. variables MALLOC_CHECK_ and MALLOC_TRACE help to detect some. See man malloc for more details.
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Old 12-04-2007
the ps command may show the program growing.
Depending upon your UNIX, you may have better tools (eg. HP's glance for HP-UX and Solaris, and Solaris 10's prstat).
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Old 12-04-2007
Professional tools like "purify" do a good job.
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Old 12-08-2007
On Solaris, use dbx RTC (Sun Studio) and/or libumem.
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Old 10-06-2008
have a look
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Old 10-12-2008
memory leaks

mtrace, dmalloc and memwatch
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