[FFmpeg-devel] Longevity Test Report

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Wed Feb 4 12:52:57 CET 2009

On Wed, Feb 04, 2009 at 12:13:24PM +0100, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 04, 2009 at 12:00:53PM +0100, Benjamin Larsson wrote:
> > My suggestion to find these kind of problems is to wrap av_malloc in a 
> > macro that expands av_malloc to av_leak_malloc(size,__FILE__,__LINE).
> There are more than enough tools that do that already, only that most
> suck. Please spend your efforts on fixing/improving those general
> solutions instead implementing you own and very limited version.
> Also the issue is not really a leak otherwise valgrind would probably
> work fine (even if a little slow, and not on Windows).
> > I know at least one ticket where this kind of tool would have helped 
> > alot. Or we could use memwatch.
> Neither your suggestions nor memwatch allow to get a backtrace AFAICT.

what backtrace do you want that you dont get?
valgrind can provide pretty backtraces when you compile without
-fomit-frame-pointer and possibly -g<large number>

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