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How to use mtrace to detect memory leaks

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Hi,

I want to see if my application has any memoryleak.  Is there any tools that I can use? I found references to mtrace on web.  But, It seems it is not installed on my Linux system...??

-bash: mtrace: command not found

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The most widely used tool is IMO 'dmalloc' (download plus docs: http://dmalloc.com/), see http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6556 ("Memory Leak Detection in C++") for alternatives and general info on this issue.
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Hi JKR.  My System is Centos.  I am not sure if I can downloadthe rpm for redhat and install it.  By the way, mtrace seems to be included in glibc...  So, where is it installed on a system?

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Smalloc comes as source and in not just installed on your system. No need to download an RPM, the code is available via http://download.sourceforge.net/dmalloc/dmalloc-5.4.2.tgz - you need to compile that and link your application with it.
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