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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: valgrind usage with harmony vm
Date Tue, 24 Apr 2007 12:36:21 GMT
Peter Novodvorsky wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I've tried valgrind's memcheck (http://www.valgrind.org/) with harmony
> VM and it helped me to find several memory leaks in thread manager
> that won't find without it. I thought that it would be useful for
> other developers to use it. I used the following options:
> 
> valgrind --leak-check=full --leak-resolution=high --show-reachable=yes
> --gen-suppressions=all --error-limit=no --trace-children=yes <your
> java launcher> <java launcher parameters>
> 
> This will also generate suppresion scripts. You can collect them and
> create suppresion file that will help to filter out false positive
> bugs from valgrind report.
> 
> I haven't used thread checker, cache checker and callgrind from
> valgrind suite, so if anyone has positive results with it, please
> report.
> 
> I propose using valgrind in regression tests.

Cool, you may want to consider sharing your suppression scripts (via
JIRA) for here [1] where we have similar files for other analysis tools.

[1] http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/harmony/standard/tools/

Regards,
Tim

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