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From Frederic Heem <>
Subject Re: valgrind and memory leaks
Date Tue, 20 May 2008 17:42:12 GMT
Dinesh Premalal wrote:
> Hi Frederic,
> Frederic Heem <> writes:
>> Hi folks,
>> Valgrind 3.3 is being mainly used to track memory leak, unfortunately,
>> it doesn't catch memory allocated by the macro AXIS2_MALLOC, probably
>> due to the fact that it uses a function pointer. Modifying the three
>> macro as follows solves this problem and memory leaks can be finally
>> detected during development.
> If we remove the function pointers as you suggest, it eliminates our
> design goal with function pointers. We used those function pointers in
> order to use other memory handling mechanisms other than malloc. As an
> example we use apr_pools underneath in mod_axis2 memory
> handling. Other thing is malloc may not be portable across different 
> platforms. 
> Therefore I don't think it is a good idea to remove those function
> pointers. 
> thanks,
> Dinesh
The changes I propose must not be commit to subversion, it is just a 
kludge for this valgrind bug. However, this change can used only during 
development to catch memory leak.


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