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NAME ^

plumber - memory leak finder for C programs

SYNOPSIS ^

plumber [ options ] binfile pid

plumber [ options ] binfile corefile

DESCRIPTION ^

Plumber is a memory leak finder for C programs, implemented in Perl. It uses GDB to walk internal glibc heap structures, so it can work on either a live process (the first synopsis) or a core file (the second synopsis).

Compared to Valgrind, Purify, or various malloc debugging libraries, plumber

However plumber is much easier to use in a production environment (rather than a test environment) because the program under test

OPTIONS ^

Plumber accepts the following options

--progress

Cause a progress indicator to be emitted to stderr. Plumber can be quite slow.

--verbose

Cause debugging messages to be emitted to stderr.

CAVEATS ^

See CAVEATS for Devel::Plumber(3perl).

AUTHOR ^

Greg Banks <gnb@fastmail.fm>

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (C) 2011 by Opera Software Australia Pty Ltd

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO ^

Devel::Plumber(3perl).

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