[R] Need mtrace (malloc debugging) help
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Apr 4 13:37:21 CEST 2007
On Wed, 4 Apr 2007, $|-|@r@|) wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am using "mtrace" malloc debugging utility to trace memory leaks in my
> I followed following steps:
> 1. Added mtrace() function in the beginning of my main function.
> 2. exported the MALLOC_TRACE environment variable.
> $ export MALLOC_TRACE=memory.log
> 3. Run the program
> 4. trace the program for memory leaks.
> $ mtrace <myprogram> $MALLOC_TRACE
> But In 3rd step above, my system is hanging.
> Could anybody please help me to come out of this problem.
> If anybody have another solution for finding out memory leaks, then it is
> always welcome.
Most of us use valgrind, including on R itself. It does much more.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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